07-27-2017 11:14 AM
In 2015, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation was awarded funding by Unitaid to implement the “Optimization of early infant diagnosis (EID) networks through introduction of point-of-care (POC) EID to increase the number of infants tested and initiated on antiretroviral treatment (ART): Creating a market for affordable, effective and equitable HIV testing of exposed infants” project (2015 – 2019). The POC EID Data Dashboard summarizes key findings from the project countries that have introduced innovative point-of-care testing technologies. Conventional methods of diagnosis took a median of 53 days to return test results to parents. With POC, results are often returned the same day, saving more baby's lives. To see more information about the project, go to http://www.pedaids.org/pocdashboard.