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A group of men and women from the Region The WHO regional HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases programme addresses acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The programme supports Member States to strengthen their health sector response, develop national capacity and scale up all aspects of HIV/STI prevention, treatment and care

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Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

In July 2014, WHO launched its first Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations (available in English) and Policy brief (available also in Arabic). The guidelines...

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Accelerating HIV treatment in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean and UNAIDS Middle East and North Africa regions

WHO and UNAIDS launched an advocacy document entitled, “Accelerating HIV treatment in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean and UNAIDS Middle East and North Africa regions” during a side event to the...

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WHO releases new HIV treatment guidelines, June 2013

Over the last 10 years, access to HIV treatment has rapidly expanded and at the end of 2012, nearly 9 million people in low- and middle-income countries were receiving lifesaving...

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In focus

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV is the daily use of ARV drugs by HIV-uninfected people to block the acquisition of HIV. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of PrEP in reducing HIV transmission among serodiscordant heterosexual couples, men who have sex with men, transgender women, high-risk heterosexual couples, and people...

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HIV test–treat–retain cascade analysis: Guide and tools

A new publication, the HIV test–treat–retain cascade analysis: guide and tools, has been developed to support national AIDS programme managers and their partners to implement the HIV test–treat–retain cascade analysis at country level. It includes guidance on how to use the cascade model to assess the magnitude and determinants of engagement...

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