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Low and Decreasing Prevalence and Rate of False Positive HIV Diagnosis — Chókwè District, Mozambique, 2014–2017

Journal Article
(Published December, 2018)
Shodell, D. (Author),
Nelson, R. (Author),
MacKellar, D. (Author),
Casavant, I. (Author),
Cardoso, J. (Author)
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From 2014 to 2017, the rate and population prevalence of false diagnosis in Chókwè District, Mozambique, decreased from 0.66% to 0.00% and from 0.08% to 0.01%, respectively. The cumulative false diagnosis rate was 0.56%, less than one fifth the median rate (3.1%) reported in the systematic review.  Observed false diagnoses underscore the need for routine HIV retesting before initiation of antiretroviral therapy and implementation of comprehensive rapid HIV test quality management systems.

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Shodell D, Nelson R, MacKellar D, Thompson R, Casavant I, Mugabe D, Cardoso J, et al. Low and Decreasing Prevalence and Rate of False Positive HIV Diagnosis - Chokwe District, Mozambique, 2014-2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018;67(49):1363-8.