WHO publishes HIV drug resistance report for 2021

30 November 2021

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its latest HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) report, giving an in-depth picture of the extent to which drug resistance is growing, and the steps that countries are taking to ensure people will receive effective medicine to treat and prevent HIV.

The WHO recommends that countries routinely implement nationally representative HIVDR surveys, and this report shows substantial progress in the implementation of surveillance. Between 2014 and 2021, 56 countries implemented HIVDR surveys using WHO-recommended methods. The report summarises the findings from the 38 countries, all of which had finalised their surveys by the time of publication and shared the data with the WHO.

Source: WHO, 24 November 2021