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CDC’s HIV Diagnostics Research

Dept. of Health and Human Services
CDC laboratorian performing diagnostics

Image credit: CDC Photography, James Gathany

The photo of this laboratory spotlight shows a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratorian in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention performing the first step in the diagnostic algorithm recommended by CDC and the American Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in 2014, which has become the national standard for HIV diagnostics for serum and plasma. The CDC/APHL recommendations have had significant clinical testing and public health impact for thousands of affected persons. CDC remains highly involved in evaluating HIV technologies through collaborations, including the displayed screening test, an HIV-1/2 Antigen/Antibody Combo enzyme immunoassay.

The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) is committed to its vision of a future free of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NCHHSTP is responsible for public health surveillance, prevention research, and programs to prevent and control HIV and AIDS, other STDs, viral hepatitis, and TB.

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