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Rapid advice: Diagnosis, prevention and management of cryptococcal disease in HIV-infected adults, adolescents and children

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Publication details

Editors: WHO
Number of pages: 44
Publication date: December 2011
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150297 9

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Overview

The publication provides both a summary of the key evidence and its assessment using the GRADE process, and recommendations on the prevention, diagnosis and management of cryptococcal disease in HIV-infected adults, adolescents (10-19 years) and children (up to 10 years), with a focus on settings with limited health systems capacity and resources, and a high burden of cryptococcal disease.

It outlines standards for high quality care of persons living with HIV infection and patients with cryptococcal disease, by providing evidence-based recommendations that consider the risks and benefits, acceptability, feasibility, cost and other resource implications.

Target audience: The recommendations are aimed at policy makers, national treatment advisory boards, and HIV programme managers, as well as health-care professionals providing care for HIV-infected adults, adolescents, and children in both outpatient and inpatient settings.