Short-term HIV diagnosis, treatment initiation and monitoring technologies and approaches

WHO expert meeting (3-14 October 2011, Geneva, Switzerland)

Publication details

Editors: WHO HIV/AIDS Programme
Number of pages: 20
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150355 6



The meeting was held to identify short-term optimization priorities for WHO and its partners in the scale-up of HIV serological diagnosis, HIV treatment initiation and treatment monitoring. In particular, two specific objectives were set:

  • To define the principles and priorities for optimizing HIV diagnosis, treatment initiation & monitoring, utilizing currently available laboratory technologies.
  • To identify and propose strategies to overcome obstacles to the timely implementation of these priorities and principles, including quality assurance, regulatory approval, cost, available international and national funding, lack of sufficient normative guidance, product manufacturing scale up, required healthcare capacity and accessibility.