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UNAIDS/WHO launch 2006 AIDS epidemic update

21 November 2006

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UNAIDS launched the new joint UNAIDS/WHO report, AIDS Epidemic Update 2006, featuring updated global and regional AIDS estimates and new trends in the epidemic’s evolution on 21 November 2006.

Key findings of the report will be presented, including:

  • New evidence showing drop in HIV infection rates in several countries and among young people.
  • However, global AIDS epidemic continues to grow, with some evidence of resurging epidemics.
  • New data suggests where HIV prevention programmes have not been sustained and/or adapted as  epidemics have changed
  • infection rates in some countries are staying the same or going back up.
  • HIV prevention and treatment programmes need to be sustained, adapted and focused to reach those most at risk.
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Executive Director of UNAIDS, Dr. Peter Piot, Ms. Karen Stanecki, UNAIDS Senior Epidemiologist and Dr. Kevin De Cock, Director of the department of HIV/AIDS at WHO during the launch of the 2006 AIDS epidemic update.


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Executive Director of UNAIDS Dr. Peter Piot presenting the report.


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UNAIDS Senior Epidemiologist, Ms. Karen Stanecki addressing the press


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Dr. Kevin De Cock, Director of the department of HIV/AIDS at WHO during the press conference.


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Executive Director of UNAIDS Dr. Peter Piot illustrating some of the information contained in the update. 


View photo gallery of the 2006 epidemic update launch in Germany and Denmark


All photo credit : O. O'Hanlon

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