Publications on HIV


Global update on the health sector response to HIV, 2014

This report reviews progress in the health sector response and discusses the opportunities for overcoming the remaining challenges to achieve universal access to effective HIV interventions and for contributing to the broader goal of universal health coverage.

Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

The consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

Technical and operational considerations for implementing HIV viral load testing

This publication provides high-level guidance on implementing and scaling up HIV viral load testing programmes for health ministries and implementation partners, using a three-phased approach: (1) planning; (2) scale-up; and (3) sustainability.

HIV, universal health coverage and the post-2015 development agenda

This discussion paper describes the progress made towards achieving the MDGs, the process for developing the post-2015 development framework, the possible position of health in the framework, and the concept of universal health coverage, all with a specific focus on HIV. Particular attention is given to the relationship between universal health coverage and the HIV response.

Access to antiretroviral drugs in low- and middle-income countries

This report examines global trends in ARV prices and assess how WHO treatment guidelines have influenced the uptake of different ARV formulations. It describes the current constraints limiting the use of second-line and third-line treatments and paediatric treatment, and explores how the quality of ARVs can be secured and in-country distribution can be improved.

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