XIX International AIDS Conference


MOSA25 Virological Monitoring: Bridging the North-South Divide
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Mini Room 5
Time: 23.07.2012, 18:30 - 20:30
Co-Chairs: Nathan Ford, United Kingdom
Brenda Waning, Switzerland
Organiser: Co-Hosted by Médecins Sans Frontières and UNITAID
 
 
Despite the fact that the benefits of virological treatment monitoring are well established and that routine viral load testing is the standard of care in rich countries, access to viral load testing in resource-limited settings remains limited or non-existent. A number of cost-reducing strategies and implementation challenges must now be addressed so that virological monitoring can become the norm for all patients on ART. This will be important to prevent the development of drug resistance and preserve the use of first-line ART. This session presents the challenges and promise of scale-up of virological monitoring from a patient, health system, and market perspective. The session will be of interest to donors, policy makers, civil society representatives, and implementing organizations.

18:30
Introduction and Welcome


M. UNITAID, Switzerland

18:35

Powerpoint
Update on the June 2012 Treatment Optimization Diagnostics Workstream meeting


J. Perriëns, Switzerland

18:45

Powerpoint
The role of virological monitoring and its importance from an operational perspective


E. Goemaere, South Africa

19:00

Powerpoint
Challenges to replacing CD4 testing with virological monitoring


A. Hill, United Kingdom

19:15

Powerpoint
The pipeline for point-of-care viral load diagnostics and development challenges


M. Murtagh, United States

19:30

Powerpoint
Survival benefit of viral load and analysis of cost-effectiveness data


O. Keiser, Switzerland

19:45

Powerpoint
Simplification and cost-reduction strategies and examples from the field


T. Roberts, Switzerland

20:00
Moderated Discussion



20:25
Closing remarks



Powerpoints presentations
Update on the June 2012 Treatment Optimization Diagnostics Workstream meeting - Joseph Perriëns

The role of virological monitoring and its importance from an operational perspective - Eric Goemaere

Challenges to replacing CD4 testing with virological monitoring - Andrew Hill

The pipeline for point-of-care viral load diagnostics and development challenges - Maurine Murtagh

Survival benefit of viral load and analysis of cost-effectiveness data - Olivia Keiser

Simplification and cost-reduction strategies and examples from the field - Teri Roberts



   

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