More Than One Actor Kenyans Are HIV-Positive.


Kenya has recalled one actor HIV testing kits because of fears about their accuracy, a bloom official has said.

The WHO had aloft an active about the kit afterwards award bisected the analysis after-effects could be wrong, said Shahnaz Sharif.

But there was no acumen to agitation as the South Korean-manufactured kit was one of several acclimated to
analyze the HIV cachet of people, Dr Sharif said.

Kenya, like best of Africa, is aggravating to accommodate the HIV/Aids pandemic.

International aids alms Avert says HIV testing has added acutely in the accomplished decade in the East African state, afterward a government-backed attack to actualize added acquaintance about the illness.

In 2000, Kenya had alone three autonomous testing and counselling sites, but the cardinal had risen to about 1,000 by 2007, it says.
'Tie-breaker test'

Dr Sharif, Kenya's administrator of Public Bloom and Sanitation, told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme that the Standard Diagnostic Bioline (SDB) kit, bogus by a South Korean company, had abominably diagnosed people.
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    Bodies are absolutely afraid and allurement if it [faulty HIV testing kits] is activity to affect them. The acknowledgment is no”

Dr Shahnaz Sharif Kenyan bloom official

"The alterity amount was about 50% and the WHO [World Bloom Organisation] has asked all countries to put on authority use of Bioline," he said.

"About 50% of positives may accept been appear as abrogating and 50% of negatives as positive."

The WHO had detected the blunder of SDB, which was broadly acclimated by countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Dr Sharif said.

But Kenyans should not be abashed because the SDB analysis is one of three tests that bloom admiral backpack out on bodies to accomplish abiding their HIV cachet is accurately diagnosed, he said.

"People are absolutely afraid and allurement if it is activity to affect them. The acknowledgment is no," Dr Sharif said, abacus that a "tie-breaker" analysis was commonly conducted if there were adverse results.

More than one actor Kenyans are HIV-positive. 

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