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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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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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Ministers of Health urged to End the HIV Treatment Crisis, 6 March 2013

“More than 85% of people living with HIV, who need life-saving antiretroviral therapy, do not receive it. This treatment crisis calls for strengthening HIV control strategies and programmes in the...

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In focus

HIV surveillance in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, regional update 2012

The report on HIV surveillance in the Eastern Mediterranean Region presents the results of surveillance activities carried  out in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO between 2007 and 2012, the plans for the development of HIV surveillance in 2013–2017, and key strengths and weaknesses  of, and obstacles...

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World AIDS Day 2013: Treat More, Treat Better

HIV treatment works! Treat More, Treat Better is the regional slogan for World AIDS Day 2013. HIV treatment saves lives. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has become safer, simpler and more robust. People living with HIV (PLHIV) on treatment can lead long and productive lives. Moreover, PLHIV receiving successful ART are less likely...

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