World AIDS Day 2015: Getting to zero

30 November 2015 -- WHO Director-General Margaret Chan declares "The Millennium Development Goal of reversing the HIV epidemic was reached ahead of the 2015 deadline - an incredible achievement that testifies to the power of national action and international solidarity," in the official statement commemorating the annual World AIDS Day. WHO emphasizes that expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV is key to ending the AIDS epidemic within a generation, ahead of the campaign to be commemorated worldwide tomorrow 1 December.

WHO highlights remarkable transformation of global HIV response: 2000–2015

27 November 2015 – WHO launches a new global progress report in the lead-up to World AIDS Day 2015. The report states that globally, the world has halted and reversed the spread of HIV, thus achieving Millennium Development Goal 6. The progress is particularly evident in Africa, the most affected region, where the number of people accessing HIV treatment has increased 1000-fold, from 11 000 people in 2000 to over 11 million people in 2015.

How to treat all people with HIV and reduce infections

26 November 2015 – In the lead-up to World AIDS Day 2015, WHO shares its new recommendations on how countries can improve prevention services and deliver treatment to all people diagnosed with HIV. The new policy brief on the upcoming 2015 consolidated guidelines on antiretrovirals to be officially released at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2015), includes 10 new recommendations on approaches to HIV service delivery.

WHO at ICASA 2015

25 November 2015 – WHO will share a new report and guidelines at the 18th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2015), which will take place from 29 November to 4 December in Harare, Zimbabwe. The conference events occurring during World AIDS Day (1 December) will celebrate the remarkable transformation of the global HIV response between 2000 and 2015, and reflect on how WHO’s upcoming policy guidance can help countries end AIDS by 2030.

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37 millionAll people living with HIV should start antiretroviral treatment as soon as they are diagnosed.

New "treat-all" recommendation

54% 54% people with HIV are aware of their infection.

New guidelines on HIV testing services

16 millionAlmost 16 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy in 2015.

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