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Ref.No. [Initiator]
USA-192 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Director / Head: 
  Dr Thomas M. FOLKS
 




Institution:
  Division for AIDS, STD and TB, Laboratory Research National Center for AIDS, STD, and TB Prevention
  Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Address:
  1600 Clifton Road NE D14, GA 30330
 
 
Town:
  Atlanta
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (1-404) 639 1024
Fax:
  (1-404) 639 1174
Web Site:
  http://www.cdc.gov
Date of Designation:
  01/May/1986
Last Redesignation:
  19/Nov/2003
Date of Discontinuation:
  01/Jul/2008
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. To advise on the surveillance of retrovirus diseases, particularly HIV & SIV-like retroviruses in humans. 2. To advise on epidemiological investigations on AIDS & related diseases. 3. To collate epidemiological & other pertinent information & make it available to WHO. 4. To design & participate in WHO collaborating studies to determine the natural history of the disease. 5. To provide laboratory reference services in consultation with WHO. 6. To advise on serological testing systems for HIV in developing countries. 7. To provide reference panels of sera. 8. To advise on the production of working reagents. 9. To prepare test guidelines. 10. To train laboratory & public health personnel. 11. To organize meetings on behalf of WHO. 
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Responsible Officer:
  Ndowa, Dr F.
Phone:
  (41-22) 791 4575
Email:
  ndowaf@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  Ooms, Dr Michele
Phone:
  (1-202) 974 3395
Email:
  oomsmich@paho.org
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork