101. Meet-the-Professor
Session: Meet-the-Professor Session: HIV Diagnostics Across the Spectrum: Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Point-of-Care
Friday, October 21, 2011: 7:30 AM
Room: 254AB

Bernard Branson, MD, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Bernard Branson serves as Associate Director for Laboratory Diagnostics in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at the CDC. Dr. Branson has been the chief architect for CDCís activities evaluating new technologies for HIV testing, including rapid HIV tests, testing strategies, and tests for HIV incidence. In 2006, Dr. Branson was the lead author for CDCís Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health Care Settings. More recently, he has worked with the Association of Public Health Laboratories and the CLSI on development of laboratory guidelines for establishing the diagnosis of HIV infection. Dr. Branson has been involved in HIV testing for more than 25 years, with more than 50 peer-reviewed articles on HIV diagnostics, HIV screening, and cost-effectiveness.

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