Point-of-care viral load tests to detect high HIV viral load levels in HIV-positive people on antiretroviral therapy

To estimate the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care tests to detect high viral load levels in HIV-positive people on ART.

To investigate sources of heterogeneity in test accuracy estimates including age (children versus adults), test type (commercially available versus in-house assays), sample type (whole blood versus plasma), test threshold (1000 copies/mL or greater versus other thresholds), location of testing (true-POCs versus near-POCs), geographical location (sub-Saharan Africa versus other regions), and methodological quality (high versus low risk of bias).

This is a protocol.

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