Luanda, Nov 27.- Health services of the Angolan Armed Forces General Staff began a pilot test for new technology that makes it possible to detect the AIDS virus using a computer, the Jornal de Angola reported today.
In collaboration with Charles Drew University in the United States, the testing began in the 21st Infantry Brigade, located in the town of Negage, Uige province, 250 kilometers northwest of Luanda.
According to Brig. Gen. Belchior da Silva, deputy chief of the General Staff's health services, the new process is easy and simple: the person being tested is put in front of a computer with the virus detection system installed.
Government sources state that about 130,000 HIV-positive patients are being assisted and followed closely by health authorities in the African country. (Prensa Latina)