Blood Borne Infections Research Center


World Health Organization publications on HTLV-1

Wednesday ، 07 April 2021


After several years of hard work by many in the HTLV field, World Health Organization (WHO) has released several publications summarizing the current evidence and recognizing the public health impact of HTLV-1.

The following documents were developed as outputs from the WHO Global Consultation on HTLV-1 hosted by the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, from 13-15 November 2019:

 News story:

WHO Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1: technical report:

Public health impact and implications for future actions: WHO global consultation on the human T-lymphotropic virus type 1, Tokyo, Japan, 13-15 November 2019:  

Factsheet on HTLV-1:

WHO Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and STIs (HHS) Programmes, also conducted a “HTLV-1 technical update webinar” on 17 March 2021. The webinar covered the latest technical update on HTLV-1 including the epidemiological data, screening and diagnosis, disease syndromes and management, prevention strategies, community perspectives and the role of WHO’s and partners.