Providenciales, 05 Nov 2015 – A major stride was today announced by the Turks and Caicos Aids Awareness Foundation for a piece of equipment which will make testing easier and divert spending home.
The TCAAF shared that they now have a PIMA Analyzer, a first of its kind to enhance monitoring of people living with HIV/AIDS. Also known as a CD4 machine, the TCAAF shared that this “is an essential tool and that consequently, purchasing the PIMA analyzer for the National HIV Prevention Unit became the primary mandate of the TCAAF.
Media is told that the analyzer “eliminates the burden of the National HIV Prevention having to outsource CD4 count tests to other countries like the Bahamas and that funds previously utilised to outsource these tests can now be diverted to other essential aspects of fighting HIV at home.”
The CD4 Machine will be housed at and operated by the staff of the Primary Health Lab under the Ministry of Health and Human Services in Providenciales.