New HIV test cuts spread of disease

more accurate HIV detection test following the results of a BC Centre for Disease Control study

BC Centre for Disease Control British Columbia will be the first in Canada to use a new, more accurate HIV detection test following the results of a BC Centre for Disease Control study which found nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) greatly improved the diagnosis of early or acute HIV infection.

The study also concluded that the combination of pooled NAAT and social marketing campaigns was highly effective in almost doubling the rate of acute HIV detection in clinics.

 

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