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WHO Announces New HIV/AIDS Guidelines, As Top WH Officials Prepare to Detail Global HIV/AIDS Efforts

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In a long anticipated move, the World Health Organization released new recommendations on the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS today. The WHO announced that it is now recommending antiretroviral therapy (ART) be initiated at a CD4 threshold of 350 cells/mm3 for “all HIV-positive patients, including pregnant women, regardless of symptoms.” The WHO called for prolonged […]

WHO Official: "Prevention and Treatment Are Two Faces of the Same Coin"

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The idea of HIV treatment as prevention got a major boost yesterday in the wake of a WHO meeting in Geneva on the use of antiretroviral therapy as a way to curb new HIV infections. “In the past, there has been a false dichotomy between prevention and treatment,” Teguest Guerma, interim director of the WHO’s […]