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Acceptability and feasibility of point-of-care CD4 testing on HIV continuum of care in low and middle income countries: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
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Title
Acceptability and feasibility of point-of-care CD4 testing on HIV continuum of care in low and middle income countries: a systematic review
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1588-y
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Authors

Minh D. Pham, Paul A. Agius, Lorena Romero, Peter McGlynn, David Anderson, Suzanne M. Crowe, Stanley Luchters

Abstract

CD4 testing is, and will remain an important part of HIV treatment and care in low and middle income countries (LMICs). We report the findings of a systematic review assessing acceptability and feasibility of POC CD4 testing in field settings. Electronic databases were searched for studies published in English between 2005 and 2015 that describe POC CD4 platforms. Studies conducted in LMICs and under field conditions outside a laboratory environment were eligible. Qualitative and descriptive data analysis was used to present the findings. Twelve studies were included, 11 of which were conducted in sub-Saharan countries and used one POC CD4 test (The Alere Pima CD4). Patients reported positively regarding the implementation of POC CD4 testing at primary health care and community level with ≥90 % of patients accepting the test across various study settings. Health service providers expressed preference toward POC CD4 testing as it is easy-to-use, efficient and satisfied patients' needs to a greater extent as compared to conventional methods. However, operational challenges including preference toward venous blood rather than finger-prick sampling, frequent device failures and operator errors, quality of training for test operators and supervisors, and increased staff workload were also identified. POC CD4 testing seems acceptable and feasible in LIMCs under field conditions. Further studies using different POC CD4 tests available on the market are required to provide critical data to support countries in selection and implementation of appropriate POC CD4 technologies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 78 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 15%
Student > Master 11 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Other 7 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 21 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 11%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Other 18 23%
Unknown 22 28%

Attention Score in Context

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#3,351,065
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#1,371
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#92,160
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#90
of 195 outputs
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