Expanding access to viral load monitoring in resource-limited settings

5 May 2014 | Symposium at the 8th International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-poor Settings (INTEREST 2014), Lusaka, Zambia

This closed meeting was an occasion for the IAS to present its strategic priorities while getting insights from industry partners regarding their interests to foster further collaboration. Following short presentations by IAS Governing Council members and staff, the meeting was devoted to a roundtable discussion around industry partners’ interests and how the IAS can support industry and benefit from this interaction. The broad, high-level industry representation included ARV manufacturers, diagnostics companies, condom manufacturers and circumcision device manufacturers, companies involved in HIV cure and vaccine research, as well as implementers.



Meeting material

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Introduction to the IAS and the IAS-ILF
Linda-Gail Bekker, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, South Africa

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Clinical rationale for viral load monitoring in resource-limited settings
François Venter, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Cost-effectiveness of viral load monitoring in resource-limited settings
Linda-Gail Bekker, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, South Africa

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Laboratory challenges to viral load monitoring in resource-limited settings
Sue Aitken, Ndlovu Research Consortium, South Africa (Slides by Trevor Peter, African Society for Laboratory Medicine, Botswana)

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Community perspective on viral load monitoring in resource-limited settings
Michael Gwaba, Community Initiative for TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria, Zambia

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