HIV AIDS & STI
AHO aims to catalyse HIV treatment scale up, promoting innovation, efficiency, and sustainability through focused work in five priority areas
- optimized ARV drug regimens;
- point of care technology for diagnosis and monitoring;
- cost reduction;
- adaptation of delivery systems
- community mobilization and participation in the continuum of HIV care.
AHO works with global and regional partners, technical experts, civil society and other co-sponsors to implement this initiative in countries, with short-, medium- and long -term targets and milestones.
Integration of HIV and other health programs, and strengthening of critical health systems components in a framework of broader health sector strategies is essential for a sustainable HIV response. In order to achieve equitable access to, utilization and outcome of HIV health services, human rights-based and gender-responsive approaches must be mainstreamed in HIV programs and services.
AHO plans to promote a new and accelerated response, focused, more effective and innovated and sustainable, to clear the pathway to reach the goal to put end to the HIV epidemic and Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI), as a public health problem in Africa by 2030.
HIV/AIDS Programme contributes to the reduction of the HIV/AIDS burden in Africa through support to member states to adopt and implement cost effective prevention, treatment, care and support interventions
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 Africa are now eligible for antiretroviral treatment (ART). This is more than double the number of the current 11 million on treatment.
There were approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV at the end of 2015