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

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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

Authors

Bouassa, R. S. M.,Nodjikouambaye, Z. A.,Sadjoli, D.,Moussa, A. M.,Adawaye, C.,Koyalta, D.,Belec, L.

Citation
2018
Open Forum Infectious Diseases

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Type
Cross-sectional
Virus targets
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Other targets
HIV
Interventions
HCV testing and linkage to Care
Linkage to care
Screening and diagnosis
Testing
Setting
National
Target populations
General Population
Country of development
Chad
Target location
Chad
DOI
10.1093/ofid/ofy069
Testing strategy
Point-of-care antibody test (rapid test)
Countries of included studies
Chad

Health outcomes

Linkage to care, Cost

Testing strategy

Point-of-care antibody test (rapid test)

Abstract

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.

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