AIDS treatment is becoming more and more available in developing countries. However, the rate of increase is not yet as great as the rate of new HIV infections. Increasing efforts in both prevention and treatment are key priorities.
The expansion of AIDS treatment requires the development of new skills, procedures and the strengthening of the health care delivery system. While these improvements are being put in place, it is essential that all opportunities to strengthen the role of the health sector in prevention are taken. By integrating strong prevention into the provision of HIV/AIDS treatment, the number of missed opportunities for prevention will be limited. WHO is working to integrate HIV prevention with care and AIDS treatment, providing guidance and technical support to national programmes.