XIX International AIDS Conference


SUSA68 The Decade of Diagnostics - 2012 Update: Catalyzing Markets to Accelerate Access to Point-of-Care HIV Testing
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Session Room 7
Time: 22.07.2012, 15:45 - 17:45
Co-Chairs: Tsitsi Mutasa Apollo, Zimbabwe
James McIntyre, South Africa
Benedict Plumley, United States
Organiser: Co-Hosted by WHO and UNITAID
 
 
The World Health Organization (WHO)/UNAIDS Treatment 2.0 Initiative recognizes that a continuum of services and technologies are required to fulfill the promise of universal access to HIV treatment, emphasizing the role that cheaper, simplified diagnostics must play in caring for millions of HIV positive men, women, and children. In this satellite session, WHO and UNITAID provide an update on progress in the development, availability, and use of POC and simplified platforms for HIV diagnostics. UNITAID will announce groundbreaking investments to dramatically scale up access to POC HIV diagnostics in 10 high-prevalence African countries through catalyzing global markets for these promising new technologies. Implementing partners will spotlight the innovative features of their interventions and highlight the market and public health impact they will achieve introducing POC CD4, viral load and EID diagnostics as they emerge from the pipeline on never-before-seen scales.


Session 1: Global Strategy, Policy and Normative Guidance for Point-of-Care HIV Diagnostics



15:45

Powerpoint
The role of point-of-care HIV diagnostics in the Treatment 2.0 framework


G. Hirnschall, Switzerland

15:55

Powerpoint
Developing normative guidance for new point-of-care HIV diagnostics


I. Jani, Mozambique

16:05

Powerpoint
UNITAID's interventions to address market barriers for point-of-care HIV diagnostics


B. Waning, Switzerland

16:15

Powerpoint
The pipeline for new CD4, viral load, and EID point-of-care diagnostics


M. Murtagh, United States

16:25

Powerpoint
Discussion


B. Plumley, United States


Session 2: HIV Treatment Optimization through Implementation of Point-of-Care HIV Diagnostics



16:40

Powerpoint
Scaling up HIV rapid testing, confirmatory testing, and CD4 testing in Wuhan China


T. Cai, China

16:50

Powerpoint
Accelerating wide-spread uptake of CD4, viral load and EID testing through UNITAID's new point-of-care projects


Z. Katz, United States
T. Ellman, South Africa

17:10

Powerpoint
Discussion


B. Plumley, United States

17:25
Concluding thoughts



Powerpoints presentations
The role of point-of-care HIV diagnostics in the Treatment 2.0 framework - Gottfried Hirnschall

Developing normative guidance for new point-of-care HIV diagnostics - Ilesh Jani

UNITAID's interventions to address market barriers for point-of-care HIV diagnostics - Brenda Waning

The pipeline for new CD4, viral load, and EID point-of-care diagnostics - Maurine Murtagh

Discussion - Benedict Plumley

Scaling up HIV rapid testing, confirmatory testing, and CD4 testing in Wuhan China - Thomas Cai

Accelerating wide-spread uptake of CD4, viral load and EID testing through UNITAID's new point-of-care projects -

Discussion - Benedict Plumley



   

    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.


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