Surveillance of Transmitted HIV-1 Drug Resistance in Drug-Naive and Newly Diagnosed Patients


University Hospital Zurich
Bamenda Regional Hospital, Cameroon
Ndop District Hospital, Cameroon
Kumba District Hospital, Cameroon

Health system impact

Service Delivery: An HIV‐1 genotypic drug resistance test suitable for all HIV‐1 subtypes and applicable to dried blood spots has been developed. The HIV‐1 genotypic drug resistance test developed was scaled up to be more affordable for application in Cameroon for routine transmitted and also acquired HIV‐1 drug resistance testing.

Scientific publications

Publication: Mbunkah HA, Marzel A, Schmutz S, Kok YL, Zagordi O, Shilaih M, et al. Low prevalence of transmitted HIV-1 drug resistance detected by a dried blood spot (DBS)-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) method in newly diagnosed individuals in Cameroon in the years 2015-16. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018

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