Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 14th, 2005
"Effective health care delivery to the majority of perinatally exposed infants worldwide, including those enrolled in prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs, is hampered by lack of access to an HIV diagnosis in infancy.
"Dried blood spot collection from young infants for centralized HIV polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing is attainable in low-resource settings, provided PCR methodology suitable for routine laboratory service is available," scientists writing in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes report.
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