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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) supports the health sector response to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

The organization, which also serves as the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), assists countries of the Americas to scale up prevention, care and treatment services, to improve surveillance, planning, and monitoring and evaluation programs, as well as to strengthen areas such as child and adolescent health, blood safety, and laboratory services. PAHO also promotes public awareness, political commitment and a comprehensive and sustainable response to the HIV epidemic.

Within PAHO, these initiatives are implemented by country offices and sub-regional structures, such as the PAHO HIV Office for the Caribbean (PHCO), based in Trinidad and Tobago. Overall coordination is provided by the HIV Program, based in the United States and by the WHO HIV/AIDS Department.

PAHO works closely with the ministries of health to strengthen countries’ technical capacity at the national level. In addition, it collaborates with civil society groups, organizations of people with HIV, universities, PAHO Collaborating Centers, development partners, and co-sponsoring organizations of the United Nations Joint Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
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HIV-related contacts in the Pan American Health Organization

World Health Organization (WHO)
HIV/AIDS Department
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 791 21 11
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Web: http://www.who.int/hiv

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
HIV Team
525 23rd street, N.W.
Washington DC 20037
United States  
Telephone: +1 202 974 3873
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Web: http://www.paho.org/hiv

PAHO HIV Caribbean Office (PHCO)
112-114 Duke Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Telephone: +1 868 624 0400
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Web: http://www.paho.org/phco

PAHO Countries and Centers (English, Spanish)

If you have a question about surveillance (HIV prevalence, AIDS cases, country epidemiological fact sheets), please visit our surveillance page

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:59

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