Global action to change the trajectory of HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs

WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan addressing the audience of the GHSS Technical Briefing at the 68th WHA, May 2015

25 May 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland – A packed room of representatives from Member States, partner and stakeholder organizations attending the final Technical Briefing of the Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly heard WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, call for global action to ensure a people-centred response to HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

WHO publishes a supplement focused on post-exposure prophylaxis

27 May 2015 – The journal "Clinical Infectious Diseases" and WHO are publishing a special supplement on HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in Volume 60 for official release on 1 June 2015. The supplement consists of 11 articles authored and co-authored by WHO staff and collaborators working with WHO to advance the use of PEP for the prevention of HIV. The supplement supports the WHO "Guidelines on post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and the use of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV-related infections among adults, adolescents and children", published in December 2014.

WHO recommends 10 measurements for HIV epidemic

11 MAY 2015 | Bangkok, Thailand – WHO released new guidelines recommending simplified indicators to measure the reach of HIV services, and the impact achieved at both the national and global levels. The new consolidated guidelines recommend the use of 10 global indicators to collect information along the cascade of HIV care and treatment as a principal way to track epidemics and responses. The guidelines aim to help national decision-makers access all HIV strategic information essentials in one place.

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11.7 million At the end of 2013, 11.7 million people had access to antiretroviral therapy in low- and middle-income countries.

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35 millionAt the end of 2013, 35 million people were living with HIV.

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28 million Over 28 million people are eligible for antiretroviral therapy, under WHO 2013 consolidated ARV guidelines.

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