New Rapid Diagnostic test Xpert MTB/RIF endorsed by WHO

In December 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the new rapid diagnostic test for tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance named "Xpert MTB/RIF". This new diagnostic test promises to have a great impact on the community of people living with HIV. Evidence to date has shown that it could double the number of HIV-associated TB cases diagnosed in areas of high rates of TB and HIV. Click here for further information