Early infant diagnosis of HIV
“All HIV exposed infants should be offered routine DNA PCR testing (early infant diagnosis) at the 6 week immunization visit or at the earliest opportunity for infants seen after 6 weeks of age”“Standard operation procedures for dried blood spots (DBS) collection for DNA PCR testing”“Required materials and equipments”“Pre-sample collection”“Blood collection”“Rejection criteria for DBS”“Packaging of DBS at site of collection”“Sending samples to the testing labs”“Receiving results”“NB: valid and reliable results critically depend on the quality of the samples taken!”“DBS collection technique”“1. Use heel prick for infants aged between 6weeks – 4months weighing < 6Kgs”“2. Use toe prick for infants aged between 5 months – 10 months weighing < 10 Kgs”“3. Use finger prick for larger infants”“Valid DBS samples”“Invalid DBS samples”“Drying and packaging”“Ministry of Public Health & Sanitation (MOPHS)Ministry of Medical Services (MOMS)”
Chiefly text poster detailing the procedure of testing infants for HIV, in 3 columns. The 3rd column has several color photographs of blood samples being taken, valid and invalid DBS samples, and the drying and packaging of samples.
AIDS Education Collection
AIDS (Disease) in infantsAIDS (Disease)--TestingHIV (Viruses)Medical personnel
Kenya. Ministry of Public Health and SanitationKenya. Ministry of Medical Services
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