Biregional meeting on the dissemination and roll-out of the WHO 2014 Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations
The risk behaviours and vulnerabilities of key populations put them at higher risk of HIV. Key populations include men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, people in prisons and other closed settings, and transgender people. Yet crucially, many key populations do not have access to effective HIV care.
With renewed focus on key populations, a meeting was held in Manila, Philippines on 26 to 27 November 2014, to kick off the roll-out of updated "WHO 2014 Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations". These will enable countries to strengthen HIV services, adjust treatment targets and renew funding plans. Participants shared lessons learned from national HIV activities and agreed that greater collaboration across health, justice, labour, civil society, media and the private sectors is critical.