Time: 10:00 hrs -12:00 hrs
- To disseminate and understand WHO recommendations on HIV testing services, strategies and diagnostic algorithms.
- To learn from participants about possible challenges in the application of new HIV testing strategies and algorithms related to the local context.
|Time (EST)||Session title||Presenter/moderator|
|10:00-10:10||Welcome||Mónica Alonso, PAHO|
|10:10 -10:30||WHO testing strategies: three consecutive reactive rapid tests for HIV diagnosis, test for triage, HIVST, and retesting before ART
|Anita Sands, WHO|
|10:30 -10:45||Dual HIV/Syphilis RDT as A1 for pregnant women in the context of ANC||WHO (TBD -Cheryl Johnson/Magdalena
|10:45-11:00||Infant diagnosis – molecular + serology at 18 months (or 6 months after end of breastfeeding) for confirmation of HIV status||Lara Vojnov, WHO HQ (recorded)|
|11:00 -11:20||Questions and answers||Mónica Alonso, PAHO|
|11:20 -11:55||Questions to LAC expert panel
||Giovanni Ravasi, PAHO|