World Health Organization: new guidelines for key populations

15 July 2014

The World Health Organization has recommended that men who have sex with men should consider taking antiretroviral medicines as an additional method of preventing HIV infection (pre-exposure prophylaxis) alongside the use of condoms. In the run-up to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, the WHO has released new guidelines to reduce HIV infections and improve access to HIV testing, treatment and care for five ‘key populations’: men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people. For more on these new guidelines, click here.