Usefulness of simultaneous screening for HIV and hepatitis C-specific antibodies and hepatitis B surface antigen by capillary-based multiplex immunochromatographic rapid test to strengthen prevention strategies and linkage to care in childbearing-aged wom
Linkage to care, Cost
Point-of-care antibody test (rapid test)
Childbearing-aged women (n = 266) attending a gynecological clinic in Chad were subjected to multiplex immunochromato-graphic rapid test for HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Ten (3.7%) and 8 (3.0%) were seropositive for HIV and HCV, respectively, and 20 (7.5%) for HBV surface antigen, allowing diagnosis of chronic viral infections in 1 of 7 (14.3%) women. Copyright © The Author(s) 2018.