AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases


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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News

WHO convened the twenty-second intercountry meeting of regional national AIDS programme managers in Cairo from 8 to 11 September 2014. The meeting was attended by national AIDS programme managers and...

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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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In focus

The regional campaign on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2014  (1 December) will call for ensuring lifelong treatment success, measured by the suppression of the virus in the body. With the success of treatment and suppression of the virus, people living with HIV can now lead long, healthy and productive...

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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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