New R Package to Support Calibration of Recent Infection Test

Posted on Thu, Aug 27 2015 12:50:00

The SACEMA and the CEPHIA consortium have released a new R package to support the calibration of recent infection tests (including HIV "incidence assays"). Critical parameters that can be estimated with these tools include Mean Duration of Recent Infection (MDRI) and, in later releases, False Recent Rates.

This is the first official release, in what is hoped will become a wide ranging community effort to streamline and standardise the characterisation of recent infection tests.

The package is being maintained on GitHub, with a standard GPL licence, and can be found here.

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