Category «Internal Medicine»

WHO multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance

World Health Organization

16 November 2015 ǀ GENEVA – As the World Health Organization (WHO) ramps up its fight against antibiotic resistance, a new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this major threat to public health and do not understand how to prevent it from growing. Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the …

WHO news release: Treat all people living with HIV, offer antiretrovirals as additional prevention choice for people at “substantial” risk

World Health Organization

30 September 2015: Geneva -Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday. With its “treat-all” recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment. The …