EID Positive Register
Malawi National HTC Guidelines for exposed infants recommend a DNA PCR test done at 6 weeks, followed by two confirmatory rapid tests at 12 and 24 months in order to determine the HIV status of the infant. The Positive DNA PCR Register is designed to be used for those exposed infants that received a positive DNA PCR result for their test at 6 weeks of age. By closely monitoring all positive DNA PCR results, CHWs are able to quickly return results and enroll infants into care. Additionally, the register can help identify gaps in the DNA PCR laboratory process.