Published Date: 01/31/2022
Expiration Date: 12/07/2024
Bernard Branson, MD is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed his postgraduate training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He joined the CDC in 1990 and served as Associate Director for Laboratory Diagnostics in the Division of HIV/AIDs.
He has been involved with HIV testing for more than 30 years and led the effort to facilitate the introduction of rapid HIV tests into the U.S., served as lead author of CDC’s 2006 revised HIV screening recommendations and, most recently, was a key participant in the 2014 HIV testing algorithm updates.