Sharing best practices in scaling up interventions related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care
AbstractSub-Saharan Africa remains the region most affected by HIV/AIDS. The 2007 UNAIDS/WHO report estimates that 1.7 million people were infected with HIV in 2007 alone, thus increasing the total number of people living with the virus to 22.5 million. 2. Countries in the African Region have made remarkable progress in implementing various elements of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care interventions during the last three-to-four years. A number of countries have demonstrated good practices that are worth sharing. In the area of prevention, the “Know Your Status” campaign being carried out in Lesotho since January 2006 has allowed more than 250 000 people, out of the country’s total population of 1 800 000, to know their HIV status. In prevention of sexual transmission of HIV, Senegal has documented effective interventions targeting populations at greatest risk such as sex workers. In prevention of mother-tochild transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, Botswana is making substantial progress towards reaching universal access. In treatment and care, Zambia has managed to reach more than 50 % coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART). 3. This panel discussion is organized to enable country delegations to share experiences and lessons learned in scaling up some HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care interventions.
Regional Committee for Africa, 58. (2011). Sharing best practices in scaling up interventions related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/1779