Summary of new recommendations

Consolidated ARV guidelines, June 2013

About the summary of new recommendations

The following pages summarize the new WHO recommendations formulated for the 2013 guidelines on HIV testing and counselling, antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV service delivery. They also summarize the guidance provided in Chapter 10 for programme managers. Where the recommendations remain unchanged from 2010 ART guidelines, this is clearly stated.

The summary is not comprehensive and does not include all WHO recommendations referred to in these guidelines, specifically recommendations that have been drawn from other, already existing WHO guidelines. The existing WHO recommendations referred to can be found in: Chapter 5 on HIV testing and counselling and HIV prevention, Chapter 6 on general care for people living with HIV, Chapter 8 on the management of common coinfections and other comorbidities and in section 7.4 on monitoring and management of drug toxicities.

A PDF of the summary is also available for download in practical table format from the right column.