The World Health Organization estimates that 35 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS.1
Of those infected, 2.1 million represent new infections and an estimated 240,000 are children.2 One-third of all people living with HIV reside in nine countries in southern Africa, which only account for 2% of the global population.3 Without timely HIV testing and therapy initiation, one-third of HIV-infected infants will die before their first birthday and more than 50% will die before reaching two years old.2
Early diagnosis of HIV infection in infants is a necessity; however, many patients are lost to follow-up while waiting for an early test.
A highly sensitive HIV qualitative test is needed for detecting HIV infection in pediatric patients 18 months of age or younger. To reduce loss to patient follow up, a near-patient, same-day HIV PCR test is critical to expand access for high risk patients and infants.
Xpert HIV-1 Qual is a qualitative test that provides on-demand molecular testing for early diagnosis.
Based on the GeneXpert technology, Xpert HIV-1 Qual provides a total nucleic acid based test for RNA and proviral DNA in one fully integrated cartridge.
100 μl of WB or 1 DBS (60-70 μL)
Simple near-patient workflow
No requirements for PCR room settings
No daily maintenance or liquid waste management
90 minutes run time
No batch, no delay
1 minute hands-on time
Providing up to 403 results per 8 hours*
Random access 24/7 availability
Run multiple different tests on the same platform at any time
Fixed cost per reportable result independent of daily volume