Re-reading of OraQuick HIV-1/2 rapid antibody test results: quality assurance implications for HIV self-testing programmes

Scale-up of HIV self-testing (HIVST) will play a key role in meeting the United Nation’s 90-90-90 targets. Delayed re-reading of used HIVST devices has been used by early implementation studies to validate the performance of self-test kits and to estimate HIV positivity among self-testers. We investigated the stability of results on used devices under controlled conditions to assess its potential as a quality assurance approach for HIVST scale-up.
AUTHORS: Victoria Watson, Russell J Dacombe, Christopher Williams, Thomas Edwards, Emily R Adams, Cheryl C Johnson, Miriam N Mutseta, Elizabeth L Corbett, Frances M Cowan, Helen Ayles, Karin Hatzold, Peter MacPherson and Miriam Taegtmeyer

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