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Report of the Meeting on Strategies for the Evaluation and Implementation of Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infection, Geneva, 31 August - 2 September 1988.
[Unpublished] 1989. 6 p. (WHO/GPA/BMR/89.2)A World Health Organization (WHO) meeting was held to review strategies for WHO activities in the laboratory diagnosis of HIV infection, and to propose feasible, practical ways of implementing recommendations from the Stockholm, 1987, meeting on "criteria for evaluation and standardization of diagnostic tests for detection of HIV antibody." The meeting commended efforts made over the previous 8 months by the WHO global program on AIDS in evaluating new test systems, training laboratory workers, and monitoring test performance. The paper reports recommendations regarding choice of test, training, quality control procedures, and research.