2016 has been a year of major achievements for us here at the WHO Department of HIV and Global Hepatitis Programme. "I would like to express my sincere thanks to all staff working on HIV and hepatitis directly, or through internal collaborations with many departments here at WHO," said Dr Gottfried Hirnschall in his year-end message to all staff and partners. "We express our gratitude to all of our partners – UN partners, multi- and bilateral agencies, academia, NGOs, civil society, and industry. Nothing would have been possible without strong partnership with you."
WHO experts discuss differentiated HIV service delivery
20 December 2016 – The World Health Organization convened a consultation of global experts to discuss existing evidence, policy and practice in applying inclusive differentiated service models for ART delivery to specific populations, such as pregnant and breastfeeding women, children, adolescents and key populations. The final meeting report is now published on our website outlining key discussions on potential implementation approaches of such models in different epidemic settings.
19 December 2016 – WHO recommended assistance for people with HIV to notify their partners. The sexual and drug-injecting partners of people diagnosed with HIV have an increased probability of being HIV-positive. Assisted HIV partner notification services are a simple and effective way to reach these partners, many of whom are undiagnosed and unaware.
Charles is 38 years old and lives in Cameroon. In 2012, after being diagnosed with HIV, he was linked to a health adviser who discussed the importance of informing his sexual partners of his HIV status.
World AIDS Day 2016: end AIDS by 2030
29 November 2016 - More than 18 million people access HIV treatment by mid-2016 but the world still needs to address critical gaps in prevention, testing and treatment services. For World AIDS Day 2016, WHO releases a global progress report outlining how the organization is supporting countries to improve their HIV policies and their implementation and save lives. A new guidance is also released urging countries to provide HIV self-testing and partner notification services in order to close the HIV testing gap.
People living with HIV
36.7 million There were approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV at the end of 2015.For more: Data and statistics
People on antiretroviral therapy
18.2 millionAs of mid-2016, 18.2 million people are receiving antiretroviral treatment worldwide.For more: 10 facts on HIV/AIDS
7 out of 107 out of 10 pregnant women living with HIV received antiretroviral treatment.For more: Data and statistics
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