HIV/AIDS

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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Young man working as Community-based Distribution Agent in Malawi is explaining HIV self-test kit to a member of the community.

Increase in number of countries adopting HIV self-testing policies

20 July 2016 - UNITAID and the World Health Organization (WHO) today released the second edition of the landscape report on HIV Self-testing which shows that 16 countries have adopted HIV self-testing policies, while many others are currently developing them. Released at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, the report summarizes latest technologies for HIV self-testing, including estimates for demand, supply, and pricing.

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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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