Published October 23 2014

App puts process of AIDS testing in the palm of your hand

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Special to The Globe and Mail

Ask Nitika Pant Pai about her work on a new self-test for HIV/AIDS and she’ll tell you: There’s an app for that.

“I’ve been looking at point-of-care tests since 2003,” says Dr. Pant Pai, an epidemiologist at McGill University in Montreal. Her reasoning is that treatment tools and drugs are only helpful to patients if they actually get diagnosed.

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