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This satellite session will focus on the shifting priorities for hospitals and clinical laboratories in the context of COVID-19 testing, HIV patient management and immune monitoring in LMIC.
Our first speaker will focus on clinical outcomes in retrospective and prospective studies of HIV patients who present with moderate to severe COVID-19 infection. Overall HIV infected patients show improved COVID-19 outcomes but detailed studies in this patient population have been limited.
Our second featured speaker will focus on COVID-19 testing and the challenges that the HIV molecular laboratory in Johannesburg faced with the pandemic. This laboratory was challenged with addressing community needs for HIV patients and balancing rapid COVID-19 molecular testing.
Our third speaker will focus on the acute care setting and triaging of patients that present with COVID-19. Automated flow cytometry testing was utilized to predict COVID-19 severity and patient stratification with immune monitoring.

20 min
Preparing for the next pandemic: Lessons from rapid scale-up of SARS-CoV-2 testing in a South African high-throughput automated HIV molecular laboratory
Lucia HANS, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, South Africa
20 min
Aberrant T-cell responses in HIV-infected patients with COVID-19
Theresa ROSSOUW, University of Pretoria, South Africa
20 min
Point-of-care fully automated flow cytometry
Roy SPIJKERMAN, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
20 min
Automated AQUIOS platform for analysis of immune cell populations in peripheral blood
Andreas BOEHMLER, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Germany