WHO Update 2016: Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

Posted by Kimberley Meijers on August 10, 2016 at 12:03 pm



In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

These guidelines aim to:

  • provide a comprehensive package of evidence-based HIV-related recommendations for all key populations;
  • increase awareness of the needs of and issues important to key populations;
  • improve access, coverage and uptake of effective and acceptable services; and
  • catalyze greater national and global commitment to adequate funding and services.

WHO Update 2016: Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations