The CARES Initiative

CARES Initiative Ministers of Health Uganda

More than 30 years after HIV/AIDS first appeared, there are an estimated 37 million cases worldwide with nearly 70% of HIV+ patients living in Sub Saharan Africa followed by Southeast Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The vast majority of individuals affected by HIV are in low and middle income countries. More than 3 million children were infected by HIV positive mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding(1).


CARES Initiative Clinic in Africa      

   “More than 3 million children were infected

    by HIV positive mothers”




The worldwide need for effective assessment and treatment is more urgent than ever, and Beckman Coulter is part of the solution. Beckman Coulter helped pioneer the use of flow cytometry to confront the emerging threat of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. Beckman Coulter introduced the manual CD4 counting test for use with a microscope for labs without access to flow cytometry. At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics & Life Sciences, we are moving healthcare forward by bringing more than 80 years of automation and innovation history in the clinical diagnostics laboratory from Flow cytometry to the molecular diagnostics arena.


 “Beckman Coulter supports the

  UNAIDS 90-90-90 target”

      CARES Initiative UNAIDS 2020 Mission 


Beckman Coulter Joins the Fight

By focusing on innovative, yet affordable solutions for HIV monitoring, Beckman Coulter supports the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target to ensure that by the year 2020, 90% of people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression(2).








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