Laboratories play a critical role in HIV/AIDS clinical trials, performing the tests that determine:
- Virus level
- Immune system health
- Levels of therapeutic drugs
- Levels of indicators of general health, such as red blood cells, calcium and blood sugar
- The presence or absence of co-infections, such as tuberculosis or malaria
- Integrity of samples
HANC-Coordinated Laboratory Activities
HANC coordinates a variety of cross-network groups that communicate critical information across network laboratory programs, ensure standard quality assurance, harmonize laboratory processes, and improve diagnostics.
Working Groups and Committees
HANC coordinates 13 cross-network working groups and committees.