Reaching the 90-90-90 Targets: The Implications of HIV Misdiagnosis Webinar

October 2016 - Reports, Guidelines, and Tools

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Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project.

Attaining the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS') 90–90–90 targets largely depends on the first 90—correctly diagnosing 90 percent of all people living with HIV. Many people with HIV have already been diagnosed; an estimated 13 million people are on antiretroviral therapy worldwide. Although most technologies for HIV testing have high sensitivity and specificity and are highly accurate when used in a validated national algorithm, the volume of tests conducted (over 150 million in 2014 alone) could result in thousands of misdiagnosed cases, particularly if tests are not conducted correctly. Misdiagnosis of HIV has significant implications for individuals and for public health.

Please join AIDSFree for a webinar on October 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST. Presenters will highlight the evidence collected on HIV misdiagnosis and discuss the ethical, legal, human rights, and public health implications. A list of speakers will follow.

A link to the webinar will be distributed to all registrants prior to the webinar.

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