European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week: 20–27 November 2015

20 November 2015 | In the WHO European Region, it is estimated that 2.5 million people are living with HIV, of which 30–50% unaware of their HIV status. Today, the Region is kicking off the annual European Testing Week campaign, which comes at an important time following the recent launch of the WHO Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services, and the imminent release of the WHO Guidelines on testing for hepatitis B and C. The week offers partners across Europe the opportunity to unite to scale up access to, and uptake of, HIV and hepatitis testing services. This year, organizers and participants will further roll out the WHO Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services, as well as forthcoming guidance on hepatitis testing services for the region.

WHO launches early-release guideline to expand HIV treatment and prevention

30 September 2015 – Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. With its "treat-all" recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment. WHO now also recommends that people at "substantial" risk of HIV should be offered preventive antiretroviral treatment.

With PrEP from San Francisco

Youth group participating in the #PleasePrEPme campaign to promote a public directory of PrEP services in California.
Ryan Anson/WHO

30 September 2015 – WHO is releasing a new recommendation on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis as part of the early release "Guideline on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV" published today. A new photo story "With PrEP from San Francisco" is also prepared illustrating the experience of PrEP scale up services. People who are championing, delivering, or benefiting from PrEP share their views on how this HIV service is helping to change the face of AIDS in this city once considered as the epi-centre of global epidemic.

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37 millionAll people living with HIV should start antiretroviral treatment as soon as they are diagnosed.

New "treat-all" recommendation

51% HIV testing reach is limited; only an estimated 51% of people with HIV know their infection status.

New guidelines on HIV testing services

15 million15 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy worldwide by early 2015.

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