Progress Report on HIV in the WHO South-East Asia Region 2016

Publications - Released in 2016

There were an estimated 36.7 million (34.0–39.8) people living with HIV (PLHIV) globally as of December 2015. Annually, there are an estimated 2.1 million (1.8-2.4) new infections 1.1 million (0.94-1.3) AIDS-related deaths. Nearly 17 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) are receiving ART with 46% coverage of those in need of ART.1 Although significant progress in the control of the epidemic has been made, countries must accelerate the prevention of new infections, implement a Treat All strategy, reduce AIDS deaths and eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

This progress report presents the state of the epidemic and response at regional and country levels with challenges and opportunities that will help Member States, WHO and other key stakeholders identify areas for prioritization and focus to fast-track the HIV response at national and subnational levels to reach 90-90-90 targets of 2020 and pave the way for achieving the SDG target of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.


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