Have your say on WHO’s upcoming global HIV guidelines

Working to consolidate its HIV/AIDS guidance, WHO seeks feedback through an end-user survey to find out: whether its guidelines reach countries and help them to develop national guidelines, and what barriers may exist to using its guidelines, such as language, the applicability of global recommendations, the context of epidemic development and the infrastructure of the health system.  

WHO invites managers of national HIV programmes and people who have participated in adapting its global or regional recommendations into national HIV/AIDS guidelines and policies to take an e-survey. WHO wants to learn from end-users’ experience with accessing and using its HIV guidelines.

WHO will also use this feedback to develop its consolidated HIV guidelines, to be released in 2013.

WHO/Europe developed its clinical protocols for HIV/AIDS treatment and care with a view to European countries’ adapting them for use. It is important for respondents to assess the usefulness of the these protocols in the survey, as this will help WHO/Europe to include a European perspective in the development of global recommendations on HIV/AIDS.

Completing the survey should not take longer than 15 minutes. It is available in English, French, Spanish and Russian. The deadline is 1 October 2012; WHO will consider all responses received by this date.