This conference provided attendees with information on currently available and cutting edge HIV tests and strategies for their use. Attendees included public health officials, laboratorians, HIV testing program managers, surveillance coordinators and industry representatives. This unique confluence of subject matter experts involved in every aspect of HIV testing has fostered the development and use of new HIV testing technology in the United States. The conference, the only meeting of its kind, offered a unique opportunity for persons involved in HIV testing to become familiar with test performance data, best practices, implementation of new HIV testing algorithms, quality assurance, and the application of new tests in a variety of settings. Continuing education points for this activity is pending.
More than 300 professionals from all aspects of HIV diagnostic testing attended this conference that featured oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities.
The 2016 HIV Diagnostics Conference was presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) and the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA).
The New Landscape of HIV Testing in Laboratories, Public Health Programs and Clinical Practice