Evaluating quality management systems for HIV rapid testing services in primary healthcare clinics in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Ziningi Jaya; Paul K Drain; Tivani P Mashamba-Thompson;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183044, pmc: PMC5567898
  • Subject: Microbial Pathogens | Research Article | Diagnostic medicine | HIV diagnosis and management | Preventive medicine | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | Geographical locations | South Africa | Engineering and Technology | Immunodeficiency Viruses | Retroviruses | HIV | Pathogens | People and places | Public and occupational health | Safety | Lentivirus | Viruses | Africa | Biology and Life Sciences | Quality Control | HIV prevention | Safety Equipment | Research and Analysis Methods | Microbiology | Research Laboratories | Equipment | Medicine | Government Laboratories | Medical Microbiology | Viral Pathogens | Q | R | RNA viruses | Industrial Engineering | Science | Organisms | Medicine and health sciences | Research Facilities

Introduction Rapid HIV tests have improved access to HIV diagnosis and treatment by providing quick and convenient testing in rural clinics and resource-limited settings. In this study, we evaluated the quality management system for voluntary and provider-initiated poin... View more
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