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WHO 2015 Guidelines to Recommend Treatment for All HIV-Positive People

July 19, 2015

On 18 July 2015, at the IAS 2015 pre-conference UN 90-90-90 Target workshop: lessons from the field, Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of HIV Department at World Health Organization (WHO) provided a "sneak preview" of the in-the-process-of-being-updated 2015 consolidated guidelines.

The headline is: following the START results, WHO will recommend ART for everyone with HIV.

Also important is that dolutegravir and efavirenz 400 mg will be recommended as alternatives first-line options to using efavirenz 600 mg.


This is good news.

Expect more sneak previews of the guidelines -- details are promised at IAS.


Hirnschall G. WHO Global HIV Guidelines: How innovations in policy and implementation can pave the way to achieving 90-90-90. UN 90-90-90 Target workshop: lessons from the field.18 July 2015. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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