UNICEF 2008 HIV Diagnosis A Guide for Selecting RDT

Title HIV Diagnosis: A Guide for Selecting Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) Kits
Format Online Report
Authors UNICEF
Journal Name (if applicable) N/A
Date Published 2008
Open Access Y/N Yes
Hard copy PDF Available Y/N Yes
Link http://www.unicef.org/supply/files/HIV_DIAGNOSIS_A_Guide_for_Selecting_RDT_Jan08.pdf
Abstract There are nearly 33 million people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) world wide. Sub-Saharan Africa continues to bear the brunt of the global epidemic. Two thirds (68%) of all adults and children with HIV globally live in sub- Saharan Africa, with its epicentre in southern Africa. One third (32%) of all people with HIV globally live in southern Africa and 34% of all deaths due to AIDS in 2006 occurred there1.