NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research group in Maputo, Mozambique has evaluated a prototype HIV viral load assay from Alere and shown that, while point-of-care testing is tantalizingly feasible, the particular assay is not yet ready for clinical use.

The study was based on an early prototype of the test and Alere has already made significant additional developments, a spokesperson at Alere emphasized in an email to GenomeWeb.

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