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.
2 March 2014 – The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Conference (CROI2014) is taking place in Boston, USA, from 3-6 March 2014. Ahead of the conference, WHO HIV department is organizing events to launch the first supplement to the 2013 Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection, as well as to discuss and explore opportunities related to the research response with particular focus on latency of TB and HIV.
9 December 2013 – On a warm December day in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, I met with Madikane Ferguson at the Ubuntu clinic. Ferguson, as he is called by his last name here, is one of the 8000 people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy at this clinic, which was the first HIV clinic in South Africa and still the largest.
7-11 December 2013 -- The 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is taking place on 7-11 December 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme is "Now more than ever: Targeting zero". The conference is anticipated to gather thousands of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, people living with HIV, government leaders to mobilize leadership and partnerships to increase support to the AIDS response in the African region.
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