CAPRISA hosts WHO meeting on the public health approach to quality testing

26 January 2018

Dr Rachel Baggaley of the HIV Department, World Health Organisation (WHO) and Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, CAPRISA’s associate Scientific Director co-hosted a two-day meeting on the Public Health approach to quality HIV testing. This consultative meeting held on 12 – 13th December 2017 at the CAPRISA headquarters in Durban brought together experts from the health ministries, academics, researchers, virologists, laboratory specialists, as well as programme experts in treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis and HIV testing services from across the globe. Key objectives included a review of the latest evidence on HIV testing in the context of ARVs treatment provisions to inform the WHO HIV testing guidelines in 2019

Photo: Participants at the WHO meeting held at CAPRISA in Durban.