Two-hour test boosts HIV care in rural Africa

By Matthew Stock A blood diagnostic kit that can detect infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B in just two hours is helping to track and better treat diseases in resource-poor regions of the world.     The device – SAMBA (Simple AMplification Based Assay) – was developed by a team of Cambridge scientists headed by Dr Helen Lee, who says the device is robust, simple and precise.     ”It’s really quite simple; the patients come in and the sample is taken. And that then gets tested. Within 90 minutes you get the results. …
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