24 March 2016 – Joining the global call to "unite to end tuberculosis (TB)" on World TB Day are Dr Ren Minghui, Assistant Director-General, Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the Global TB Programme, and Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of the HIV Department. They bring a special message to highlight the burden of TB/HIV coinfection. Alone, TB and HIV are leading causes of infectious disease deaths. Together, TB causes one third of AIDS-related deaths every year.
WHO calls on Russian Federation to join the global commitment to end AIDS by 2030
23 March 2016 – Speaking at the Fifth Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Dr Ren Minghui, called on the Russian Federation to "commit to a visionary goal to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030". Highlighting the region's success in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Dr Ren said this progress is key to achieving the global goals. "We need to replicate this success for other populations, particularly for key populations."
37 millionAll people living with HIV should start antiretroviral treatment as soon as they are diagnosed.New "treat-all" recommendation
54% 54% people with HIV are aware of their infection.Fact sheet on HIV/AIDS
16 millionAlmost 16 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy in 2015.Fact sheet on HIV/AIDS