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MHRP is a broad-based, highly collaborative, and highly integrated research program with strong epidemiology, preclinical and clinical research capabilities.
MHRP oversees all HIV testing for the Army and serves as the Tri-Service Reference Laboratory.
The HIV Diagnostics and Reference Laboratory (HDRL) is a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited Reference Laboratory that provides testing services to Department of Defense (DoD) providers for DoD personnel and beneficiaries. HDRL now conducts all supplemental confirmatory testing for Force Members and is the final authority for HIV infection status for Active Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard components.
HDRL is responsible for:
The cutting-edge diagnostics program also supports HIV vaccine initiatives by evaluating, optimizing, and deploying screening/diagnostic algorithms for accurate and early detection of HIV infection in HIV prophylactic vaccine trial participants. In addition to selecting and deploying novel, highly sensitive, robust assays, our labs conduct nuanced molecular testing for end-point analysis to resolve HIV infection status of difficult cases. HDRL provides quality assurance support for all of MHRP's clinical trials and provides technical assistance to the CAP-certified laboratories in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Thailand.
Our dedicated researchers and support staff are working to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS around the world.
Manager, Specimen Processing Lab
“We're working for a solution to a real problem. For me working at MHRP is not just a paycheck, I feel like I'm making a difference.”