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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Strategic and technical consultation on viral hepatitis in the Region

28 April 2016 -- Viral hepatitis represents a considerable public health challenge in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, with hepatitis B and C causing more deaths than HIV, malaria or...

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In focus

Hepatitis B infection is caused by the hepatitis B virus, an enveloped DNA virus that infects the liver, causing hepatocellular necrosis and inflammation. Chronic hepatitis B – defined as persistence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) for six months or more – is a major public health problem. Worldwide, there are an...

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