9 April 2014 - Today, we are releasing the Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection, which is a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year. The guidelines aim to help countries to improve hepatitis services and thereby to reduce deaths from liver cancer and cirrhosis. They present a historic opportunity to make more effective and safer oral hepatitis medicines available for people in need.
14 March 2014 - WHO has convened the concluding meeting of the Guidelines’ Development Group on key populations and HIV. The final guidelines are planned for release at the AIDS2014 international conference this July. It is essential for WHO to ensure that the guidelines reflect the needs of the key population groups so that national programmes can ensure the services for these groups are well delivered and impactful. We spoke with some of the representatives of the community organizations at the meeting.
12-14 March – Geneva - The HIV Department has convened the Guideline Development Group (GDG) for the development of the consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations. The GDG is a group of international experts, researchers, representatives from civil society organizations and HIV programmes in countries, advising WHO on structure, content and key recommendations to be included in the guidelines. The guidance will be released at the 20th International AIDS Conference to take place on 24-27 July in Melbourne, Australia.
2 March 2014 - Boston, USA - The HIV Department releases the March 2014 Supplement to the 2013 consolidated guidelines. The Supplement includes fourteen sections providing timely update on guidance on emerging technical, policy and programmatic issues for country implementation. The March 2014 Supplement is intended for clinical and technical leaders as well as programme managers working in HIV and related health areas.
9.7 million At the end of 2012, 9.7 million people had access to antiretroviral therapy.Fact sheet on HIV/AIDS
35.3 millionAt the end of 2012, 35.3 million people were living with HIV.Online Q&A about HIV/AIDS
26 million Close to 26 million are eligible for antiretroviral therapy, under WHO 2013 consolidated ARV guidelines.10 facts on HIV
2-3 March 2014