Speech by Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS to Fifty-Sixth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean
HIV in the Eastern Mediterranean region: Facing challenges; creating opportunities. EMRO is home to well over one half million people living with HIV. The bulk of infections are concentrated among men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs and people who sell sex. These are people who tend to suffer major stigma and discrimination. Not surprisingly HIV remains a highly stigmatized health condition.