WHO Approves Viral Load Test, Boosting Uganda’s Aids Fight

WHO has approved the use of a portable point -of -care viral load diagnostic test. Officials in Uganda say this will make the object to end HIV/ AIDS by 2030 easier |PHOTO| The Standard

BY DICTA ASIIMWE

The World Health Organization has approved the use of a portable molecular point-of-care viral load diagnostic test that officials in Uganda say will make the objective to end HIV/Aids by 2030 easier to achieve.

Uganda announced in November 2018 that the government was working in partnership with US-based company Abbott to deploy different diagnostic tools to improve the country’s ability to meet global targets on the elimination of malaria, TB and HIV/Aids.

Among the diagnostic tools that Uganda is deploying is the m-PIMA HIV-1/2 VL, a viral load diagnostic test that has now been approved by WHO, as it now meets the standards to be used in the global fight against HIV/Aids, meaning the Ministry of Health and donors can now purchase this viral load test kit. Read more…

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