HIV/AIDS: FG evaluates, adopts rapid test kits


The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Tuesday said the Federal Ministry of Health had adopted eight new test kits to fast-track the fight against HIV/AIDS in the country.

The Minister made this known in Abuja during the dissemination meeting on Amethyst HIV 1 and 2 Self-test kits, and 10 antibody-based HIV rapid Test Kits 2016 evaluation reports.

Adewole said with the dissemination of this report government could interfere with the algorithm; “In terms of first-line screening, we have added Unigold, Determine and HIV Quick check.

“For confirmation, the second line, we have adopted Diaquick, First Response, Care start, HIV status and Multisure.

“For breakers, we recommend Multisure and HIV status,” he said.

He, however, stressed that what is being put across as the Algorithm is what the government might use in the country.

According to the minister, the Federal…

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