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World AIDS Day 2023: LET COMMUNITIES LEAD! altona contributes

December 1 is World AIDS Day. AIDS is caused by the infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Today, viral replication can be suppressed by antiretroviral therapy (ART). With the AltoStar® HIV RT-PCR Kit 1.5, altona provides an CE-marked RT-PCR test to detect and quantify the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) specific RNA (groups M, N and O) in human EDTA plasma.

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WHO adds HEV tests including altona assay to their EDL List

The WHO has released its 2023 Essential Diagnostics List (EDL), a register of in vitro diagnostics (IVD), to support countries in making diagnostic decisions. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) has been added to this list, including a recommendation to use nucleic acid tests (NATs) like PCR assays to diagnose acute HEV infections. One of the mentioned PCR tests in the EDL is the altona RealStar® HEV RT-PCR assay.

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