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OHAM International Activities

The global burden of people living with HIV is estimated to be 33.3 million.1 The developing world, especially sub-Saharan Africa, is the region most affected by the epidemic. These same regions are also experiencing a continued increase in AIDS-defining malignancies; as access to antiretroviral therapy becomes more widespread and people are no longer dying from opportunistic infections, non-AIDS defining malignancies will begin to have a major impact. A number of OHAM activities are addressing this global burden of HIV/AIDS and HIV-associated malignancies, either as their main focus or as part of a larger endeavor. The OHAM activities with a substantial international component include:

In January 2007, the AIDS Malignancy Program supported the 1st Workshop in India on Research Methodologies for Study of HIV/AIDS Associated Malignancies.

1. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), "Report on the global AIDS epidemic: Executive summary," 2005, (accessed 27 April 2009).