RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - bioLytical Laboratories, a world leader in rapid infectious disease tests, is proud to have participated in the HIV Drug Therapy Congress which just wrapped up in Glasgow.
This annual Congress brought together key opinion leaders, global HIV/AIDS programme directors, researchers, physicians, community health representatives, industry and other stakeholders to share developments and new ideas in HIV treatment and prevention. The focus was on ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and perspectives from all sectors in this global effort, including developing world participants, pediatric treatment specialists, and innovative testing program leaders were openly featured at this Congress.
The rise of self-testing as a recognized HIV testing strategy in low and middle income countries is important in achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 program goals. bioLytical is a leader in the emergence of HIV self-testing and participated in active discussions with stakeholders in public and private sectors, along with global donor programmes, while at the Glasgow Congress.
"We are extremely pleased to see the widespread and growing acceptance of HIV self-testing as a revolutionary new concept in reaching key populations." says bioLytical's Chief Technical Officer, Rick Galli. "We are proud to be introducing the INSTI HIV Self Test next month in Europe and Sub Saharan Africa. We believe it will play an important role in identifying previously undiagnosed individuals and facilitating linkage to care."