HIV/AIDS Publications

HIV-AIDS-Strategy-WHO-African-Region-en:: Download the document - HIV/AIDS: Strategy for the WHO African Region [pdf: 1.9 MB] 

VIH/SIDA : Stratégie pour la Région africaine [pdf: 1.96 MB]

VIH/SIDA: Estratégia para a Região Africana [pdf: 1.96 MB]

1. More than thirty years into the pandemic, HIV/AIDS remains a long-term development challenge in the WHO African Region which bears 69% of the global burden and has accounted for more than 70% of the world’s AIDS-related deaths. While there has been a decline in the number of new HIV infections, prevalence in the Region remains unacceptably high, estimated at 4.8% in 2011 but much higher in Southern Africa.

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AIDS-HIV-Progress-Towards-achieving-UA-in-Africa-Dec2013:: Download the document - HIV in the WHO African Region: Progress towards achieving Universal Access to priority health sector interventions, 2013 Update

This report is being released by the WHO Regional Office for Africa on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2013. It provides updated information, at regional and sub-regional level, and in some countries, on the epidemiological situation of HIV and progress made so far towards achieving Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in the WHO African Region.

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AIDS-Progress-in-scaling-up-VMMC-Dec2013:: Download the document - Progress in scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention in East and Southern Africa, January – December 2012

Since voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) was shown to reduce the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men and recommended in 2007 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), 14 priority countries in East and Southern Africa have added VMMC as a component of their national HIV prevention programmes. Each of the 14 priority countries has a high prevalence of HIV and a low prevalence of male circumcision.

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global-hiv-aids-response-2011-en-1:: Download the document - Global HIV/AIDS Response: Epidemic update and health sector progress towards Universal Access, Progress Report 2011

This report reviews progress made until the end  of 2010 in scaling up access to health sector interventions for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in low–and middle-income countries. It is the ? fth in a series of annual progress reports published since 2006 by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), in collaboration with national and international partners, to monitor key components of the health sector response to the HIV epidemic.

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Towards-universal-access-2011-en-1:: Download the document - HIV in the WHO African Region: Progress towards achieving universal access to priority health sector interventions, 2011 update

This is the first report issued by the WHO Regional Office for Africa that combines an analysis of the empirical data generated by HIV surveillance systems and progress made so far in expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment and care services in the WHO African Region.

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op-guide-test-couns:: Download the Operational guidelines

This document is designed to provide practical, technical and operational guidance for the delivery of HTC services for infants, children and adolescents in Africa. It is intended for use of programme managers at national, district and community levels and service providers at various entry points into the health-care system, which infants, children and adolescents are most likely to access.

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hiv-results-mess:: Download the document - Delivering HIV test results and messages for re-testing and counselling in adults [pdf: 1.665MB]
:: Français [pdf: 466 kB]

This guidance document contains recommendations that focus on re-testing for HIV. It clarifies and strengthens messages about re-testing for persons who have HIV-indeterminate or non-reactive HIV test results.

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hiv-sw:: Download the document - Preventing HIV in sex work settings in sub-Saharan Africa

The main focus of this report is to review the risk factors for and burden of HIV in sex work settings in sub-Saharan Africa, and the interventions that have been successfully implemented in this region. The report presents the key components of a health sector response necessary for accelerating prevention of HIV and other STIs among sex workers and their clients, and provides recommendations for implementing such services.

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hiv-coun-test:: Download the document - HIV Testing and Counseling Services in the WHO African Region [pdf 1.1 MB]
A Survey of the East and Southern Africa Subregion

With technical and normative guidance, countries in East and Southern Africa have developed guidelines and training tools and are scaling up HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) services.

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hivcapacity HIV and AIDS Laboratory Capacity
Where are we?
Overview of laboratory capacity in Africa 2005-2007

:: Download the document HIV and AIDS Laboratory Capacity [pdf 3.9MB]

This is the second assessment of laboratory capacity to support HIV prevention and care in the WHO African Region (WHO/AFRO) conducted by the WHO Regional Office for Africa. The first assessment was done in 2005. The aim of this reassessment, conducted in 2007, was to ascertain if there had been an improvement in laboratory capacity to support activities aimed at improving access to HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support programmes.

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Regional Publications:

Implementation of Option B for prevention of mother to child transmissionImplementation of Option B+ for prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV: The Malawi Experience (2.52 MB)

 

AIDS-Consolidated-ARV-Guidelines-2013-RC63-en-smicon WHO Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection (3.82 MB)
Recommendations for a Public Health approach - Implications for the African Region

[Français pdf: 3.85 MB]
[Português pdf: 3.84 MB]

 

Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection: recommendations for a public health approachConsolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection
Recommendations for a public health approach

The 2013 Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection provide new guidance on the diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the care of people living with HIV and the use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection

 
priority-interventions-2010-enicon Priority interventions, HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in the health sector - 2010 [1.41 MB]
 
towards-universal-access-enicon Towards universal access: Scaling up priority HIV/AIDS interventions in the health sector [3.03 MB]
Progress report 2010

who_preventing_hiv-aids_in_young_peopleicon Preventing HIV/AIDS in Young People [2.55 MB]
A systematic review of the evidence from developing countries
 
aids_declaration_hiv_prevention_effortsicon Declaration on Acceleration of HIV Prevention efforts in the African Region [149.66 kB]
 
aids_brazzaville_commitmenticon Brazzaville Commitment on Universal Access to HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support in Africa by 2010 [178.47 kB]

 
towards_ua_cover_20090927icon Towards Universal Access: Scaling up priority HIV/AIDS interventions in the health sector [2.47 MB]
 
icon Considerations on influenza A(H1N1) and HIV infection [60.38 kB]
 
report_who_unicef_on_psm_2008_eniicon Evaluation of ARV Procurement and Supply Management Systems in West and Central Africa [412.66 kB]
 
report_tap2_light6march07iicon Progress Report 2006: Regional HIV/AIDS Treatment Acceleration Project (TAP) in Burkina Faso, Ghana [934.37 kB]
 
consolidated_male_circumcisioniicon Consultation on Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention in the African Region [358.56 kB]
Brazzaville, Congo, 2-4 April 2008
 
tap-mainicon Completion report of Treatment Acceleration Project(TAP) 2005-2008 [743.9 kB]
- Treatment Acceleration Project (TAP)
- Burkina Faso
- Ghana
- Mozambique
 
icon HIV/AIDS Laboratory Capacity [847.03 kB]
An Assessment Report of the Capacity of Laboratories to Support HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Programmes in the WHO/AFRO Region.
 

icon Guidelines for Appropriate Evaluations of HIV Testing Technologies in Africa [175.4 kB]

 
icon Guidance Kit - Planning & Implementing HIV/AIDS & Tuberculosis Community & Home Based Care Activities [1.76 MB]
 

icon Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection in Adults and Adolescents: Recommendations for a public health [1.06 MB]

 
icon HIV Prevention in the African Region: A Strategy for Renewal and Acceleration [68.06 kB]
 
icon Male Circumcision WHO Recommendations [99.4 kB]
 
icon Strengthening district health sector responses to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa [1.52 MB]
 
icon HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Treatment and Support in Prison Settings [525.57 kB]
 
icon Male Circumcision: An Intervention for HIV Prevention in the WHO African Region [43.66 kB]