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Implications of HIV Misdiagnosis Webinar

By Lauren Alexanderson | 04 Oct, 2016

Attaining 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 tests were conducted 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.

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Junior Bazile Moderator Replied at 11:58 AM, 4 Oct 2016

Thank you so much Lauren for the invitation to participate in this very
important webinar. I hope that many of the members of our community will be
able to participate.

Mumbi Musonda Replied at 2:49 AM, 5 Oct 2016

Thanks Lauren, I managed to register.

Flandrie HABYARIMANA Replied at 8:20 AM, 5 Oct 2016

Many thanks Laurent,

I managed to register and shared to Rwanda Community Pharmacists Union (RCPU)
hope they will be interested.

Kind regards

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