In vitro diagnostics and laboratory technology

HIV Incidence

Guidance Documents issued by WHO Technical HIV Incidence Assay Working Group

The WHO Technical HIV Incidence Assay Working Group has issued guidance on when and how to use assays for recent infection to estimate HIV incidence at a population level (English and French versions). This document has been prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO), through its Technical Working Group on HIV Incidence Assays that was established in 2008. The guidance is specifically aimed at those responsible for the funding, implementation or evaluation of HIV prevention programmes rather than the specialist in epidemiological or laboratory diagnostic methods; although a general understanding of these two subject areas is assumed of the readership.