Annual meeting of the WHO Working Group on HIV Incidence Assays

At the 2010 meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Technical HIV Incidence Assay Working Group (HIVIWG), it was agreed to develop a further two documents in relation to HIV incidence assays: the validation protocol and the pathway recommendations for developers. WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared the costs of the 2011 meeting, held in Atlanta from 18-24 August, to:

  • Provide an update on new biomarkers for recent infection for estimating HIV incidence
  • Provide an update on field evaluations of new and existing tests for recent infection
  • Provide recommendations on statistical issues around incidence estimation using tests for recent infection
  • Review WHO guidance documents for the development, evaluation and use of tests for recent infection to estimate HIV incidence
  • Discuss the future role and agenda of the WHO HIVIWG