The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded HIV Modelling Consortium sponsors workshop on characterisation of biomarkers of recent HIV infection.

On July 19 and 20, 2012, most of a modelling consortium working group on the estimation of recency test characteristics met in Boston, in the Harvard Biostatistics department. The project aims to provide robust guidance on the appropriate use, and data needs, of a range of analyses to estimate the mean duration of recent infection. Participants reviewed the latest theoretical advances and the preliminary results of a comprehensive benchmarking exercise. The completed methodological evaluation will be submitted for peer review.

From left to right Brian Tom (Medical Research Council-UK), Phillip Labuschagne (SACEMA), Miranda Lynch (Harvard), Rui Wang (Harvard), Chris Barr (Harvard), Daniela De Angelis (Medical Research Council -UK), Ping Yan (Public Health Agency of Canada), Reshma Kassanjee (SACEMA), Alex Welte(SACEMA), Oliver Laeyendecker (NIAID), Stephane Le Vu (French Public Health Institute), Natalie Exner (Harvard), Brian Claggett (Harvard)