Kanyane Bridgett Malatji

Laboratory technician

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Development of a multiplex HIV/TB point-of-care diagnostic assay based on the microarray technology

HIV and Mycobacterium TB cause increased mortality among TB and HIV patients. The diagnosis of HIV and TB is currently done separately and as a result, treatment is delayed, particularly for TB since diagnosis has a long turnaround time. Thus, the project aims to develop a point-of-care assay for multiplex diagnosis of TB and HIV-1 co-infection in human blood using markers for active TB and HIV infection.