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Fighting Pandemics Through Testing

July 22, 2022

Roche and (RED) are partners on a shared mission to bring awareness to the importance of diagnostics and testing in the global fight against preventable and treatable diseases. HIV is still a crisis across Africa, and COVID has complicated the challenge—so we must continue to fight both pandemics together.

Investments in health systems, particularly diagnostics and strengthening laboratories, are critical to ending pandemics. Empowering healthcare workers at all levels will enable incredible scientific and technological advancements that can impact millions.

COVID-19 has severely disrupted access to critical health and prevention services, particularly among people living with HIV. According to a 2021 survey conducted by the Global Fund across over 500 health facilities in 34 countries, HIV testing fell 41% compared to 2019. 

Testing is a vital first step in providing the initial diagnosis for people to learn their status, assess treatment options, make key life decisions, and monitor for HIV treatment efficacy. We are so proud to partner with Roche, a leader in HIV testing, in our commitment to ending both AIDS & COVID-19.

Check out the video below to learn more about the importance of testing in the fight against pandemics: