Groundbreaking GeneXpert may evolve to measure HIV viral load in addition to TB diagnostic capacity

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Cepheid, a California-based molecular diagnostics company, and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) announced a new collaboration to accelerate the development of a rapid HIV viral load test.  This viral load test will run on the platform of Cepheid’s GeneXpert, the ground-breaking rapid test to diagnose drug-susceptible and drug-resistant tuberculosis.  Given the high rates of TB/HIV co-infection, especially in southern Africa, a diagnostic with both these capabilities could be incredibly beneficial in diagnosing and managing these two deadly infectious diseases.  To read the full press announcement, click here.

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