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HIV and hepatitis events at the 72nd World Health Assembly

Join HIV, hepatitis events at the 72nd World Health Assembly

21 May 2019 - We invite all partners, delegates and staff participating in the 72nd World Health Assembly join the following events.

MTV Shuga Down South Season 2

Geneva premiere of the hit TV series MTV Shuga: Down South II

WHO, Unitaid and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation will co-host the Geneva premiere of the hit TV series MTV Shuga: Down South II in the cinema room of the Palais des Nations at 6:30 pm on Thursday, 23 May. The popular youth-oriented African drama weaves information about HIV into its storylines to raise awareness about self-testing, preventive therapy (PrEP) and sexual health. Studies from past seasons of MTV Shuga have found that viewers are more informed about HIV and more likely to get tested.

MTV Shuga Down South Season 2

WHO and UNAIDS urge removing discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people

17 May -- In a joint statement with UNAIDS for the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, "It is critically important that we create a world where all people can access the health and social services they need without the threat of violence and discrimination. Universal health coverage means reaching all people―sexual and gender minorities have the same right to health as everyone else."

Young women in Bangladesh

Establishing a WHO Advisory Group of Women Living with HIV

8 April 2019 – The World Health Organization, building on past collaboration with women living with HIV, is seeking to establish an Advisory Group of Women Living with HIV. Woman-centred health services involve an approach to health care that consciously adopts the perspectives of women, their families and communities. This means that health services see women as active participants in, as well as beneficiaries of, trusted health systems that respond to women’s needs, rights and preferences in humane and holistic ways.

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Realizing the potential of HIV self‐testing for Africa: lessons learned from the STAR project

Realizing the potential of HIV self‐testing for Africa: lessons learned from the STAR project

26 March 2019 – The largest global HIV self-testing (HIVST) initiative, known as the Self-Testing Africa Initiative (STAR), has produced strong evidence that the approach is an effective and accessible way for young people and men to find out their status. A special issue of the Journal of the International AIDS Society presents crucial new insights on the introduction of HIVST on a large scale, drawing on lessons from the Unitaid-funded project. The supplement was coordinated by WHO and STAR.

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HIV testing laboratory, Ms. Lucy Kithinji, KEMRI

Call for case examples and good practices of HIV testing services

April 2019 – WHO is updating its “Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services” to incorporate the latest developments in HIV testing. As part of this update, WHO is seeking examples of good practice in HIV testing among the general population or key population groups across a wide range of settings, testing strategies and service delivery approaches. Relevant case studies will be published within the body of the new guidelines, as well as in the annex.

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World TB Day 2019: 3 actions for the HIV community

World TB Day: 3 actions for the HIV community

25 March 2019 – The global community is galvanizing efforts to raise the alarm: “It’s TIME to end TB”. This is the theme of World TB Day 2019, commemorated on 24 March. Tuberculosis (TB) is not only the world’s biggest infectious killer, it is also the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. In 2017, TB was responsible for 32% of the 940 000 lives lost to HIV. The WHO Department of HIV joins the global community in commemorating World TB Day 2019 by highlighting 3 key actions to be taken by HIV programmes across all countries and regions.

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