Speaker Profile

M.D., Co-Chair, CA Testing Task Force and Chief of STC Control Branch, CDPH

Biography
Dr Jacobson is a board-certified family physician and HIV/STD specialist. Prior to joining CDPH, Dr Jacobson was the Senior HIV TB Care and Treatment Advisor to the United States’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the country of Uganda. Dr Jacobson was an Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine for over 20 years where she directed 3 medical school courses, was a principal investigator on a number of multisite studies on acute HIV, testing, rapid treatment, and linkage to care, and was the Medical Director of the Los Angeles Region AIDS Education and Training Center. She is also a Medical Officer with the US. Department of Health and Human Services which serves the Midwestern United States to Guam for National Disaster Management. Dr Jacobson has more than 27 years of clinical experience and has trained thousands providers in clinical care.

Talk
COVID-19 Testing: The Challenges of Testing during the Pandemic


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley


This panel will discuss the current state of affairs for virus testing including genotyping, antigen testing including limitations, and the value for antibody testing including total, virus neutralization, and surrogate neutralization testing in light of COVID variants. Also cover home testing options and limitations.