With WHO and UNAIDS, FIND convened a meeting of the Technical Working Group on HIV Incidence Assays in Seattle over the two days just prior to CROI2017, on February 12-13, hosted at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Meeting objectives included:
- Present progress and lessons learned from population-level HIV impact assessments;
- Identify remaining gaps for use of rapid test for recent infection and an action plan to address these gaps;
- Provide an update on the biomarker pipeline for HIV incidence assays.
And at CROI: Feb 13 – 16, Washington State Convention Center
Oral Abstracts: TB & other opportunistic infections. LATE BREAKING: A multicenter diagnostic accuracy study of the Xpert Ultra for tuberculosis diagnosis (Abstract). Samuel G. Schumacher, Pamela Nabeta, Catharina Boehme, Jerrold J. Ellner, David Alland, Susan E. Dorman, Claudia M. Denkinger, TB Clinical Diagnostics Research Consortium and FIND Trial Consortium. Presented by Dr Timothy C. Rodwell, acting Head of TB Programme, FIND (Audio of press conference summary)