WHO regional technical consultation on the use of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs)

On 29-31 October 2013, WHO/Europe will organize a regional technical consultation on the dissemination of the "Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection", published by WHO headquarters in July 2013.

The technical consultation will take place in Istanbul, Turkey with the participation of national counterparts, including managers of the national HIV/AIDS programmes and national clinical experts in HIV/AIDS treatment and care, as well as civil society organizations involved in provision of services for people living with HIV/AIDS, from 12 Eastern European and central Asian Member States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Representatives from WHO/Europe, WHO headquarters and partner organizations including UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNITAID, the Global Fund and PEPFAR will also participate in the consultation.

Consultation objectives

The main objectives of the consultation are:

  1. To present and discuss the “Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection” with national counterparts, civil society representatives, UN and other technical partners and donor organizations;
  2. To discuss and agree on steps in the introduction, adaptation and implementation of the guidelines, addressing potential barriers, the role of civil society organizations, UN and other technical partners and donor organizations, and the assistance required from WHO;
  3. To link the dissemination of the consolidated guidelines with the UNAIDS treatment initiative and other relevant global and regional strategies. 

Participation in the technical consultation is by invitation only.

The full version of the consolidated guidelines as well as a summary of key features and recommendations are available in the English language at the links below. The summary of key features and recommendations is also available in the Russian language.