HIV/AIDS

Love Saidi is collecting antiretrovirals for her husband and herself. By starting HIV treatment early, Love was able to ensure her baby, Patience, was born HIV-free.

Towards an HIV-free generation in Malawi township

30 September 2016 – The Ndirande Health Centre in the outskirts of Blantyre, Malawi provides universal treatment to some 10 500 patients with HIV. Among them are 6 000 mothers and their children. Most women are receiving their first HIV test when they present to the antenatal clinic. The clinic effectively operates as a "task shifting” based site, with many services provided by clinical officers, nurses and community health workers, but not full-time doctors.

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Henry is a community-based distribution agent recruited by HIV Self Testing in Africa (STAR), a project supported by UNITAID and partners including the World Health Organization (WHO) and implemented by Population Services International.

Malawi villagers embrace HIV self-testing

27 September 2016 – Henry is a community-based distribution agent recruited by HIV Self Testing in Africa (STAR), a project funded by UNITAID and partners including the World Health Organization (WHO) and implemented by Population Services International. Recently, the project started a pilot study in Chifunga outside Blantyre, Malawi, to see if HIV self-testing can help reach people who may not otherwise test for HIV, and enable more people to know their HIV status and seek further testing and health services more efficiently.

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Group of African children looking into the camera

Share your view: research priorities for paediatric and adolescent HIV

13 September 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International AIDS Society's Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research are developing a prioritized research agenda on HIV services for children and adolescents. If you are a HIV researcher, programme manager, clinician, implementer, community partner or advocate, or a young person interested in HIV among children and adolescents, we invite you to participate in this important process.

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A health worker at Ndirenda health centre of Blantyre, Malawi

WHO warns countries of growing risk of HIV drug resistance

18 July 2016 - The World Health Organization issues a new report today highlighting challenges in scaling up access to HIV treatment. It alerts countries of worrying low levels of HIV treatment adherence and retention rates and the need to ensure the quality of their HIV services to achieve long-term impact.

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People living with HIV

36.7 million There were approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV at the end of 2015.

For more: Data and statistics

People on antiretroviral therapy

17 millionIncluding 2 million people who started treatment in 2015.

For more: Global AIDS Update 2016

Mother-to-child transmission

7 out of 107 out of 10 pregnant women living with HIV received antiretroviral treatment.

For more: Data and statistics


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Global Health Sector Strategies for HIV, 2016-2021