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.

European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week: 20–27 November 2015

20 November 2015 | In the WHO European Region, it is estimated that 2.5 million people are living with HIV, of which 30–50% unaware of their HIV status. Today, the Region is kicking off the annual European Testing Week campaign, which comes at an important time following the recent launch of the WHO Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services, and the imminent release of the WHO Guidelines on testing for hepatitis B and C. The week offers partners across Europe the opportunity to unite to scale up access to, and uptake of, HIV and hepatitis testing services. This year, organizers and participants will further roll out the WHO Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services, as well as forthcoming guidance on hepatitis testing services for the region.

WHO launches early-release guideline to expand HIV treatment and prevention

30 September 2015 – Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. With its "treat-all" recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment. WHO now also recommends that people at "substantial" risk of HIV should be offered preventive antiretroviral treatment.

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

New "treat-all" recommendation

51% HIV testing reach is limited; only an estimated 51% of people with HIV know their infection status.

New guidelines on HIV testing services

15 million15 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy worldwide by early 2015.

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