US owns up to faulty HIV test kits in African countries :: Kenya


Two US state agencies have acknowledged inaccurate HIV tests in Kenya and several African countries.

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), however say the inaccuracies are few with minimal effects on affected populations.

The US agencies have reacted to reports by the charity group; Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) showing dominant HIV kits used in Kenya and four other African countries had failed crucial quality tests.

In a detailed rejoinder published two weeks ago the USsays it has reanalysed the data against its own in the mentioned project areas and concluded the inaccuracies are not significant.

The MSF report, which had caused…

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