A staff member with the French NGO Pharmaciens Sans Frontieres (PSF) meets with a client in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Let's talk: depression among people with HIV

7 April 2017 – Mental health issues, including depression are common among people living with HIV, with depression rates as high as 60% in some settings. On World Health Day 2017, WHO underscores the importance of addressing depression among people with HIV. Without good mental health care, people with HIV may fail their treatment, which could jeopardize the outcomes of vital investments made by countries.

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A counsellor gives instructions on how to read the results of a HIV test to the Eremit community in Kajiado County, Kenya.

Communities deliver HIV partner notification services in Kenya

March 2017 – Kenya has a high HIV burden, but is recognized for its successful national HIV programme. One of the country’s key achievements has been improved and decentralized HIV testing services (HTS), from health clinics to communities.

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Villagers in Kyauk Ka Char, Shan State, Myanmar

Tackling the resistance

March 2017 - WHO plans to release 3 major publications on HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) at the International AIDS Society Conference in Paris, France in July 2017: the organization's second global report on HIVDR, a global action plan for 2017–2021 and specific HIVDR guidelines.

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CSI is a new unit established in the HIV Department and Global Hepatitis Programme to strengthen WHO country support for HIV and viral hepatitis in 2017.

New initiative to strengthen country support

March 2017 - There has been renewed momentum to strengthen WHO country support for HIV and viral hepatitis in 2017, with emphasis on defining common priorities, improved coordination and greater involvement among all technical staff, in order to achieve greater country impact. A new unit has been established in the HIV Department and Global Hepatitis Programme to facilitate coordination of broader WHO actions towards common goals.

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WHO's HIV Director, Dr Gottfried Hirnschall at a symposium covering the scientific and practical aspects of HIV/AIDS in Moscow, the Russian Federation, on 21 February 2017.

Highlighting HIV in eastern Europe and central Asia

March 2017 – A symposium covering the scientific and practical aspects of HIV/AIDS was held in Moscow, the Russian Federation, on 21 February 2017. WHO's HIV Director, Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, informed the audience about the overall global, regional and country trends in HIV, including progress towards achieving the 90-90-90 goals by 2020.

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WHO HIV and Hepatitis Update - March 2017

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World TB Day 2017: Leave no one behind. Unite to end TB

HIV-associated tuberculosis increases in Europe

23 March 2017 – Despite declines in new tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths in the WHO European Region, TB among people living with HIV increased by 40% over the last 5 years. This is according to a new report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, launched ahead of World TB Day 2017.

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People living with HIV

36.7 million There were approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV at the end of 2015.

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People on antiretroviral therapy

18.2 millionAs of mid-2016, 18.2 million people are receiving antiretroviral treatment worldwide.

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Mother-to-child transmission

7 out of 107 out of 10 pregnant women living with HIV received antiretroviral treatment.

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