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addition.gifThe HIV/AIDS Programme contributes to the reduction of the HIV/AIDS burden in the WHO Africa Region through support to member states to adopt and implement cost effective prevention, treatment, care and support interventions.

  • New WHO Guidelines Make All Persons Living with HIV Eligible for Antiretroviral Treatment Johannesburg, 29 April 2016 – According to the new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the prevention, treatment and care of HIV and Hepatitis, all 26 million people currently living with HIV in the African Region are now eligible for antiretroviral treatment (ART). This is more than double the number of the current 11 million on treatment.
  • New recommendations show how to treat all people living with HIV and decrease new infections Harare, 27 November 2015 –The world  is poised to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 – provided it can accelerate the pace of progress achieved globally over the past 15 years, according to a new  World Health Organization (WHO) report. Already, much has been achieved. This year, the Millennium Development Goal that called for halting and reversing the spread of HIV on a global basis was met. By 2014, the number of HIV deaths was reduced by 42% - from…
  • Treat all people living with HIV, offer antiretrovirals as additional prevention choice for people at "substantial" risk 30 September 2015, Geneva - Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, WHO announced Wednesday. With its "treat-all" recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment.The expanded use of antiretroviral treatment is supported by recent findings from clinical trials confirming that early use of ART keeps people living with HIV alive, healthier and reduces the…