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Performance evaluation of the Alere PIMA CD4 test for monitoring HIV-infected individuals in resource-constrained settings.

Authors
  • Sukapirom, Kasama
  • Onlamoon, Nattawat
  • Thepthai, Charin
  • Polsrila, Korakot
  • Tassaneetrithep, Boonrat
  • Pattanapanyasat, Kovit
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2011
Volume
58
Issue
2
Pages
141–147
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31822866a2
PMID: 21709568
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This new point-of-care product is a simple and reliable system and should contribute significantly to the simplification of performing CD4 testing and thus increase access for patients in resource-limited settings. The inability to obtain values for the frequency (%) of CD4+ T-lymphocyte count is one limitation of the PIMA system, the addition of which would be of value for clinical staging or monitoring in HIV-infected pediatric patients.

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