HIV Diagnosis


This lecture reviews the epidemiology as well as the pathophysiological progression of HIV infection. It further explores the evolution of clinical assays for HIV diagnosis, tracing their development from the early stages of the HIV epidemic to current testing approaches and diagnostic algorithms. Light is also shed on testing and diagnosis of HIV infection in special populations such as neonates. The lecture concludes by examining HIV therapy and management strategies, encompassing aspects such as pre- and postexposure prophylaxis.

Originally published on February 7, 2024

Lecture Presenter

Kwaku Baryeh, PhD

Kwaku Baryeh, PhD

Clinical Chemistry Fellow
University of Utah, School of Medicine

Dr. Kwaku Baryeh is originally from Ghana, where he earned a BSc biochemistry degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He took a break after his bachelor’s and worked in an animal research institute in Ghana where he was introduced to molecular diagnostics. In 2019, he completed a PhD in analytical chemistry at North Dakota State University. This was followed by a 13-month post doctoral fellowship in biosensors at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Subsequently, Dr. Baryeh led his independent research group at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he focused on the development of point-of-care diagnostics for the screening of cancer biomarkers.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between HIV and AIDS
  • Describe the pathophysiology of HIV infection and disease progression
  • Discuss screening and diagnostic tests for HIV

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories