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    Guidelines for using HIV testing technologies in surveillance: selection, evaluation and implementation: 2009 update

    These guidelines suggest methods for selecting, evaluating and implementing HIV testing technologies and strategies based on a country’s laboratory infrastructure and surveillance needs. The guidelines provide recommendations for specimen selection, collection, storage and testing, and for the selectio...

    HIV testing and counselling in prisons and other closed settings: technical paper

    As the HIV/AIDS epidemic imposes an ever-larger burden globally, surveillance for HIV becomes more critical in order to understand the trends of the epidemic and make sound decisions on how best to respond to it. These guidelines suggest methods for selecting, evaluating and implementing HIV testing tech...

    Guidance on testing and counselling for HIV in settings attended by people who inject drugs: improving access to treatment, care and prevention

    This document recommends a proactive approach to HIV testing and counselling by care providers in these settings. Offers basic operational guidance on HIV testing and counselling in settings attended by people who inject drugs (PWID)....

    Dengue: guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control

    Dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease in the world. In the last 50 years, incidence has increased 30-fold with increasing geographic expansion to new countries and, in the present decade, from urban to rural settings. This publication is intended to contribute to prevention an...

    British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines for oesophageal manometry and oesophageal reflux monitoring

    GUT; 68 (), 2019
    These guidelines on oesophageal manometry and gastro-oesophageal reflux monitoring supersede those produced in 2006. Since 2006 there have been significant technological advances, in particular, the development of high resolution manometry (HRM) and oesophageal impedance monitoring. The guidelines were d...

    Colorectal cancer screening with faecal immunochemical testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy: a microsimulation modelling study

    BMJ; 367 (I1515), 2019
    OBJECTIVE: To estimate benefits and harms of different colorectal cancer screening strategies, stratified by (baseline) 15-year colorectal cancer risk. DESIGN: Microsimulation modelling study using MIcrosimulation SCreening ANalysis-Colon (MISCAN-Colon).SETTING: A parallel guideline committee (BMJ Rapid ...

    Guidance for national tuberculosis programmes on the management of tuberculosis in children

    This Guideline outlines the purpose and the target audience of the second edition of Guidance for national tuberculosis programmes on the management of tuberculosis in children. It discusses the difference between TB in children and adolescents and TB in adults and provides an estimate of the burden of c...

    Meningitis outbreak response in sub-Saharan Africa: WHO guideline

    For over 100 years, major epidemics of meningococcal disease have occurred every few years within the African meningitis belt, which runs across the continent from Senegal to Ethiopia. The objectives of this review were to revise WHO guidelines on control of epidemic meningitis in subSaharan Africa conce...

    The use of molecular line probe assays for the detection of resistance to isoniazid and rifampicin

    Tuberculosis (TB) remains a large-scale public health problem. Key global priorities for TB care and control include improving case-detection and detecting cases earlier, including cases of smear-negative disease. This document updates existing WHO policy on the use of molecular LPAs for detecting MTBC a...

    The use of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (TB-LAMP) for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: policy guidance

    Tuberculosis (TB) remains a large-scale public health problem. Key global priorities for TB care and control include improving case-detection and detecting patients earlier, particularly patients with smear-negative TB disease. This document provides a pragmatic summary of the evidence and recommendation...