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SURE CHECK HIV 1/2 Assay
|Location||Africa, Asia, South America|
Problem being addressed
Rapid diagnostic kits, which have emerged over the past few years as a result of advancing technology, help detect HIV infection quickly.
Detailed description of the solution
SURE CHECK® HIV 1 / 2, HIV 1/ 2 STAT-PAK® and HIV 1/ 2 STAT-PAK® Dipstick tests are easy-to-perform, single-use diagnostic tests for the rapid, visual detection of antibodies to HIV1 and HIV2. All of these devices are produced by ChemBio Diagnostic Systems, Inc.
- Designed by: ChemBio Diagnostic Systems Inc.
- Manufacturing: New York, USA
When and where it was tested/implemented
Due to its inexpensive price and wide distribution, it is available globally. It has been tested and referred to in WHO reports.
Delaney, Kevin P. et al. (2010). Evaluation of the Performance Characteristics of 6 Rapid HIV Antibody Tests. Oxford Journals. Medicine. Clinical Infectious Diseases Volume 52, Issue 2, pp. 257-263. Link available here.
Other internally generated reports
A PDF of use and instructions is available here.
Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boards
This device received FDA approval in May 2006. Link available here.