Instant Infant HIV Diagnosis to be Rolled Out in Rural Kenya
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Contributed Date: March 20 2012 at 14:26
NAIROBI - Jesse Mtembe, a nursing officer at the Akithenesit Health Centre in Teso North, in Kenya’s Western Province, cannot wait for his centre to be connected to a new software system for diagnosing HIV in infants that is being developed in the country’s leading private university.
Soon Mtembe’s patients will be able to receive the HIV tests results of their infants as soon as the relevant tests have been conducted at one of the country’s central laboratories some 200 kilometres away. Currently parents in rural health centres wait up to 18 weeks for the results...
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Author: Isaiah EsipisuYear: 2012
Terms & Tags: News story, Children Affected By HIV or AIDS (CABA), Kenya , East Africa, Diagnosis,
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