WHO Global Programme on AIDS (GPA)

Programme mondial OMS de lutte contre le SIDA

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1 Feb 1987, as WHO Special Programme on AIDS (SPA) -- Programme spécial OMS de lutte contre le SIDA, the focal point for the global AIDS strategy of World Health Organization (WHO). Ceased to exist Jan 1996, when replaced by and activities taken over by Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).


Prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, which causes AIDS; reduce the personal and social impact of AIDS and HIV infection; support and strengthen national AIDS programmes throughout the world; provide global leadership, help ensure international collaboration and pursue global activities of general value and importance.

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Financial, logistic, managerial and technical assistance to national AIDS programmes of developing countries. Research coordination and support. Biomedical research: priorities include the development of HIV vaccines and of barriers' to HIV usable by women, e g vaginal microbicides. Social and behavioural research, e g on sexual negotiation between women and men and on community coping responses to people with HIV/AIDS. Advocacy for effective, non-stigmatizing approaches to AIDS/HIV prevention and care, and guidance and training in their application. Mobilization of national and international responses to the pandemic, including its impact on families and communities.


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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Bacteriology
  • Mankind
    • Human
  • Medicine
    • Physiology
    • Pathology
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Health Care
    • WHO Bodies

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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4. Sep 1995
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