WHO to launch new guidelines on cryptococcal disease at CROI 2018
28 February 2018 – WHO will launch new guidance on cryptococcal meningitis – a key cause of mortality among people living with advanced HIV disease. WHO will hold a symposium on "Tackling advanced HIV disease: evidence for action" at the CROI conference at 09.00–11.30, Sheraton Boston Hotel - Back Bay Ballroom A, on 4 March.
Global partners call for new strategies to end HIV among key populations
22 February 2018 – More than 60 experts from global, regional and national organizations discussed new ways to address HIV among key populations at a high-level leadership meeting on 12–13 February 2018 in New Delhi, India. Experts agreed on the need to highlight the related activities of key populations as a priority of the regional response to HIV. They also affirmed the need to reenergize the response at the local level, keeping community organizations at the centre.
WHO to develop app for HIV testing guidelines
25 January 2018 – The Department of HIV is developing a new smartphone and tablet app for its guidelines on HIV testing services (HTS) and related information. To gain an insight into user preferences regarding content, design, features and resources for the app, WHO is conducting a short survey. This web-based survey will take only 10–15 minutes to complete. It will be active for two weeks until 7 February 2018. By participating, you will help WHO design an app that best serves users of the HTS guidelines, including yourself.
Transgender people and HIV
January 2018 - The World Health Organization's recommendations for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care among transgender people are now available in Armenian, Belarussian and Georgian in addition to English. The technical brief focuses on the specific health needs of this key population and provides essential information and existing WHO recommendations.
13 December 2017 – Globally, more than 11 million people were incarcerated in prisons in 2016. Over-represented among this population are the people most vulnerable to HIV, including people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, and others who are most marginalized in communities. Prisoners are disproportionately affected by HIV, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and mental health issues. Despite this fact, comprehensive health services are rarely available within prisons.
International conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa
December 2017 – The 19th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa is taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 4-9 December 2017. This year’s ICASA is an opportunity for the international community, and all Africans, to join efforts in committing to achieving an AIDS-free Africa.
People living with HIV
36.7 million There were approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV at the end of 2016.For more: Data and statistics
People on antiretroviral therapy
20.9 million20.9 million people living with HIV were receiving ART by mid-2017.For more: HIV/AIDS fact sheet
7 out of 107 out of 10 pregnant women living with HIV received antiretroviral treatment.For more: Data and statistics
“In Our Hands”: Community-led film raises awareness of HIV self-testing worldwide
Cryptococcal disease infographics
Cryptococcal disease: what's new and important
WHO launches new guidelines on cryptococcal disease at CROI 2018
Progress: "treat all" policy uptake
Towards ending AIDS by 2030
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