Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection

Recommendations for a public health approach

World Health Organization

Publication details
Languages: Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Number of pages: 272
Publication date: 30 June 2013
ISBN: 978 92 4 150572 7

Table of contents

Consolidated ARV guidelines 2013: chapter 1
  • Introduction
    Background; Rationale; Objectives; Target audience; Scope and components.
Cover chapter 2. Guiding principles
  • Guiding principles
    Contribution to global health goals; Public health approach; Strengthening health systems; Effectiveness and efficiency of programmes; Human rights and health equity; Implementation based on local context.
3. Methods and process for developing the guidelines
4. Organization of the guidelines
  • Organization of the guidelines
    Organization of the guidelines; Structure of presentation for new and existing recommendations; How to use the guidelines for specific populations (pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, children, and key populations)
5. Clinical guidelines across the continuum of care: HIV diagnosis and ARV drugs for HIV prevention
5. Clinical guidelines across the continuum of care: HIV diagnosis and ARV drugs for HIV prevention
7. Clinical guidance across the continuum of care: antiretroviral therapy
8. Clinical guidance across the continuum of care: managing common coinfections and comorbidities
9. Guidance on operations and service delivery
  • Guidance on operations and service delivery
    Adherence to ART; Retention across the continuum of care; Service delivery; Human resources; Laboratory and diagnostic services; Procurement and supply management systems.
10. Guidance for programme managers
  • Guidance for programme managers
    Introduction; Decision-making process; Data to support decision-making; Implementation considerations across the health system; Implementation considerations for key recommendations; Implementing recommendations in different contexts; Useful tools for costing and planning.
11. Monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitoring and evaluation
    Monitoring implications of new recommendations; Monitoring the outputs and outcomes of scaling up access to ARV drugs; Other monitoring considerations; Reviewing and strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems.
12. Annexes
  • Annexes
    WHO clinical staging of HIV disease; Algorithms for key recommendations for adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women, children; Algorithm for early infant diagnosis; Readiness assessment checklist for ART initiation in pregnant and breastfeeding women; Dosages of recommended antiretroviral drugs.
Web annexes
  • Web annexes
    The web annexes include the systematic reviews, modelling analyses of impact and cost–effectiveness, reports of community and health care worker’s values and preferences, and feasibility discussion papers that informed the development of recommendations for the consolidated ARV guidelines.

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