23 April 2015 -- WHO and World Hepatitis Alliance have announced that the campaign theme for World Hepatitis Day 2015 will be the prevention of viral hepatitis. With 400 million people living with hepatitis B and C worldwide, 1.4 million die due to these infections every year and many more become newly infected. The annual campaign, marked on 28 July, aims not only to raise awareness among the general public and infected patients, but also to urgently promote improved access to hepatitis services, particularly prevention interventions, by policymakers.
17 April 2015 – The WHO Department of HIV plans to release new guidance for countries concerning HIV testing services, which will include updated and consolidated recommendations. Countries are working towards the 90-90-90 targets proposed by UNAIDS, which call for a scale-up of HIV testing so that 90% of people with HIV are aware of their infection, 90% of people diagnosed with HIV are linked to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and 90% of those on ART adhere and have undetectable levels of HIV in their blood.
26 March 2015 – Global organizations and the public are invited to provide inputs into upcoming Global Health Sector Strategies for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections. The survey is available from the link below and is open to receive comments until 30 April 2015. More information on the Strategies' development process as well as background documents are also made available.
11.7 million At the end of 2013, 11.7 million people had access to antiretroviral therapy in low- and middle-income countries.Fact sheet on HIV/AIDS
35 millionAt the end of 2013, 35 million people were living with HIV.Online Q&A about HIV/AIDS
28 million Over 28 million people are eligible for antiretroviral therapy, under WHO 2013 consolidated ARV guidelines.10 facts on HIV
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