Why is molecular testing important?

Proper molecular testing is critical for Africa, where most patients are treatment naïve. Therefore, they will have a positive response to inexpensive, first-line therapy. If therapy is not managed with adequate testing, patients' HIV will develop resistance quickly – a complication for an already dire situation.


Molecular testing consists of:

  • The most effective way for viral load monitoring
  • Identification of HIV drug resistant variants


bDNA (branched DNA) analysis:

  • Robust way to measure viral load
  • No need for amplification of the virus
  • No need for separate clean area
  • The same high-quality results as those obtained in urban clinical laboratories  
     

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