An update on access, ethics, human rights and quality of HIV testing and counselling

UNAIDS together with WHO organized a seminar HIV Testing 2014: An update on access, ethics, human rights and quality of HIV testing and counselling at the Kofi A Annan Conference Room, UNAIDS/WHO premises in Geneva from 12:30-14:00 (CET) on 10th January.

Dr Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer was keynote speaker.  Dr Obermeyer is Research Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Population and Health at the American University of Beirut. Prior to joining AUB, she was Scientist in the Department of HIV at WHO, and a faculty member in the Department of Population and International Health at Harvard. She has led a number of multi-site research projects, including the MATCH (Multi-country African Testing and Counselling for HIV) study. Dr Obermeyer has published over 100 articles and four books on a number of international health topics.

Presentations were also made by WHO colleagues.

  • Anita Sands, Technical Officer, Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, WHO
  • Kathryn Curran, Consultant for the HIV Department, WHO
  • Cheryl Johnson,  Consultant for the HIV Department, WHO

The seminar received support from Rachel Baggaley, Coordinator for Key Populations & Innovative Prevention  in the HIV Department at WHO and Martina Brostrom, Technical Advisor, Rights, Gender, Prevention and Community Mobilization Department, UNAIDS.