Target Audience

This activity is specifically designed for:

  • Key Stakeholders and Opinion Leaders

  • Decision and Policy Makers

  • HIV Program Managers, Service Providers, and Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Explain HIV antigen and antibody testing and describe recent efforts to employ such to identify acute infections in low- and middle-income countries

  • Describe HIV 4th generation testing, including how it differs from earlier testing methods


This course focuses on the use of innovative HIV testing modalities to improve case finding and accelerate progress towards the UNAIDS year 2030 target of 90% of people living with HIV knowing their status (ie, “the first 90”). Topics include:

  • Antigen testing in HIV diagnosis: Fundamentals and considerations for implementation

  • HIV 4th generation rapid tests: Performance characteristics, evaluation, and confirmation

  • Use of 4th generation HIV RDTs in Vietnam to Improve Case-Finding among Key Populations

  • Review of the present HIV screening algorithm and gaps in service delivery


  • Dr. Anoop Kumar Puri, National AIDS Control Organization, India

  • Dr. Sudha Goel, National AIDS Control Organization, India

  • Dr. Asha Hedge, PATH, India

  • Dr. Sundar Sundararaman, Chennai, India

  • Yashika Bansal, CHAI, India

  • Dr. Ibou Thior, PATH, United States

  • Dr. Orlando Ferreira, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Dr. Laura Broyles, Global Health Impact Group, United States

  • Dr. Debi Boeras, Global Health Impact Group, United States

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