HIV Diagnostics: Updates in Laboratory Testing and Algorithms Interpretation
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
This webinar is jointly sponsored by PASCV, AMP, and APHL.
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Registration is free.
1.0 Contact Hours
PASCV is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.
Esther Babady, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Sherry Michele Owen, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Wayne Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Laboratory diagnostics of HIV continue to evolve with antigen/antibody and molecular methods becoming increasingly more sensitive, specific, and rapid. Moreover, laboratory implementation of the CDC/APHL testing algorithm incorporating these assays may result in improved diagnosis of acute HIV but may also be challenging to interpret. The overall goal of this webinar is to discuss diagnostic methods for HIV and the current testing algorithm through the presentation of actual clinical cases. The webinar will conclude with a brief discussion of emerging or novel diagnostic methods and their impact on HIV diagnosis.
Upon completion of this webinar, the participant should be able to:
- Review and discuss current HIV diagnostic methods (serology and molecular);
- Discuss background behind the current recommendation for diagnostic testing algorithms;
- Discuss laboratory approaches for test implementation (i.e. automated reflex testing vs. other testing approaches);
- Resolve cases with challenging interpretations; and
- Discuss the potential impact of new or emerging diagnostics and molecular methods (e.g. detection and differentiation of p 24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibodies; rapid, low complexity PCR assays). on the diagnosis of HIV.