Press Conference: UNITAID, CHAI-UNICEF and MSF to Bring Cutting-Edge HIV Diagnostic Technologies to World’s Poorest

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A new set of investments by global health initiative UNITAID will revolutionize the HIV/AIDS response in low-income countries by bringing new and advanced HIV diagnostics to patients in the most remote communities.

UNITAID will be announcing one of the largest investments yet in these “point-of-care” HIV diagnostics on July 23rd at the International Aids Conference, along with its implementers for these projects: Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), UNICEF and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI).

These partners will discuss how UNITAID’s unique market intervention approach will be used to accelerate market entry and reduce the price of technologies that move HIV diagnostics away from centralized testing facilities closer to the point of patient care. Experts will be available for interviews about these devises – both existing and emerging – which improve diagnosis, treatment and care of persons living with HIV and are suitable for resource-limited settings.

Join us at the International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, on Monday July 23rd 2012 at 2:00 pm in Press Conference Room 2, E.Washington Convention Center for a Press Conference to hear about the strategy for introducing innovative new diagnostics for HIV as part of the HIV response.


Denis Broun, Executive Director, UNITAID

Teri Roberts, Diagnostics Advisor, MSF Access Campaign

Craig McClure, Chief, HIV/AIDS Section, UNICEF

David Ripin, Executive Vice President of Access Programs and Chief Scientific Officer, CHAI

Twitter Hashtag: #DecadeOfDiagnostics

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