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Study: On-Site AIDS Test Analysis Improves Treatment

Testing for CD4 T-cells is a critical part of care for HIV/AIDS patients, which shows doctors how the disease is progressing. But a new study finds that analyzing the CD4 tests right at the clinic or doctor’s office — so-called “point-of-care” — can help patients in poor countries. CD4 blood tests are normally sent out for laboratory processing, which requires the patient to make a return visit to get results. Patients who live a long way from the clinic, for example, may decide not to...

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