HIV Diagnostics: New Technologies and Strategies
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Monica Parker, PhD
Director Bloodborne Virus Laboratory
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH
Presentation Date: 3/1/2012
Release Date: 3/1/2012
- Review the principles of HIV diagnostic testing.
- Describe new laboratory tests that aid in earlier and more accurate detection of HIV.
- Present new testing strategies being proposed for HIV diagnostic.
Monica Parker, PhD is Director of the Bloodborne Viruses Laboratory, and Faculty at Wadsworth Center School of Laboratory Sciences. She received her Ph.D. from University at Albany School of Public Health and her post-doctoral training from Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH. The Bloodborne Viruses Laboratory serves as the NY state public health reference laboratory for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing. Dr. Parker's research interests focus on new methods and strategies for improving diagnosis and clinical management of HIV and HCV infections, the development of methods which are not commercially available and the optimization of testing strategies for early detection of HIV infection.