Guideline on when to start Antiretroviral Therapy and on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV

Elaine Abrams, Tsitsi Apollo, Janet Bhila et al., Eds.: World Health Organization WHO, (2015)

The new WHO guidelines recommend that people living with HIV be started on antiretrovirals (ARVs) as soon as possible after being diagnosed. Currently, many people living with the virus globally must wait until their CD4 counts fall to 500 to start treatment. According to the WHO, the move to early treatment –or what some have dubbed the “test and treat” model –is backed by the latest research.

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