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 around 10 000 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.
25 November 2013 -- Dedicating the campaign to the issues surrounding adolescents in need of HIV services, WHO launches a new guidance and a policy brief to support countries deliver better HIV testing, treatment, and prevention support to adolescents aged 10 to 19. More than 2 million adolescents are living with HIV, and many are falling through the cracks of HIV services, as they mostly target either younger children or adults. Adolescents are more vulnerable to HIV globally, but more focus is needed to protect young girls in sub-Saharan Africa from HIV infection.
21 November 2013 -- The Eleventh International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP 11) is being held on 18-22 November 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. WHO HIV Director Dr Gottfried Hirnschall presents a talk on The 2013 Consolidated WHO guidelines on ARV use: implementing to achieve maximum impact at a plenary session today. The Congress is dedicated to raising public awareness, disseminating knowledge and building political commitment on HIV issues in the region.
25 October 2013 -- In light of the current opportunities and challenges, national HIV programmes are required to be both strategically designed and smartly implemented in order to drive the country towards achieving the global and national commitments on HIV. A new Guide to conducting programme reviews for the health sector response to HIV/AIDS prepared by the HIV department aims to help countries do just that: to assess the design and improve the performance of their HIV programmes.
9.7 million At the end of 2012, about 10 million people had access to antiretroviral therapy, which also has prevention benefits.Fact sheet on HIV/AIDS
35.3 millionpeople 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
20 October 2013