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Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection: Updated Recommendations

Bernard M. Branson, S. Michele Owen, Laura G. Wesolowski et, Eds.: Centers for Disease control and Prevention, (2014)

This document updates recommendations for HIV testing by laboratories in the United States and offers approaches for reporting test results to persons ordering HIV tests and to public health authorities. The recommended algorithm is a sequence of tests used in combination to improve the accuracy of the laboratory diagnosis of HIV based on testing of serum or plasma specimens. The updated recommendations also include tests for HIV antigens and HIV nucleic acid because studies from populations at high risk for HIV demonstrate that antibody testing alone might miss a considerable percentage of HIV infections detectable by virologic tests

Video: Administration of Parenteral antibiotics/XADIGA QAADASHADADA DURIDA JEERMIS DILAHA

Medical Aid FIlms, (2014)

Somali version of Administration of Parenteral antibiotics Xanuunka inta uurka lagu jiro iyo gaar ahaan dhalmada ka danbaysa ama dhicisku waa arrinta muhuumka ah ee sababta xadiga jirada iyo dhimashada. Filimkan wuxuu muujinayaa maareeynta isticmaalka wanaagsan ee duraha jeermis dilaha ee loogu talogalay shaqaalaha caafimaadka iyo sida cad ee uu u xoojin lahaa lixda saxda ah ee maareeynta daawada. Translation thanks to Aidarus Khalif and Fouzia Ismail and Abdirahman Dahir Aden at the Somaliland Nursing and midwifery Association (SLNMA). Video also available in English, French and Swahili at:

Health Care Waste

Jeff Conant and Pam Fadem , Eds.: Hesperian, (2012)

A Community Guide to Environmental Health > Chapter 19: Health Care Waste. Please download this chapter from the website of Hesperian

Access to Medicine Index 2014

Hans Hogerzeil, Jayasree K. Iyer, Anna Massey et al, Eds.: Access to Medicine Foundation, (2014)

The Access to Medicine Index is an independent initiative that ranks the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies according to what they are doing for the millions of people in developing countries who do not have reliable access to safe, effective andaffordable medicines and vaccines. With this Index, the authors aim to provide companies with clear guidance, by reporting on what they and their peers are already doing well, and by showing where solutions are still needed

Gestion des déchets produits par les injections au niveau des districts

Organisation Mondiale de la Santé OMS, (2006)

Le présent guide a été conçu comme un outil simple et pratique pour aider les administrateurs sanitaires des districts à élaborer un plan réaliste à leur niveau, afin de mieux gérer l'élimination des déchets produits par les injectio

WHO guidelines on drawing blood: best practices in phlebotomy

World Health Organization, (2010)

The new WHO guidelines provide recommended steps for safe phlebotomy and reiterate accepted principles for drawing, collecting blood and transporting blood to laboratories/blood banks.

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