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Author
WHO - World Health Organization
Title
Essential Prevention and Care Interventions for Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV in Resource-Limited Settings
Description of Work
(NLM classification: WC 503.5)
Imprint
WHO, Geneva, 2008, 120 pp
ISBN/ISSN
978 92 4 159670 1
Url
http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/prev_care/OMS_EPP_AFF_en.pdf
Description

"The work was coordinated by Kevin O’Reilly, Department of HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization, with the assistance and support of many others. Jim Boothroyd edited this guidance."

Abstract

"The objective of these recommendations is to provide global, technical, evidence-based recommendations for prevention and care interventions, other than ART, that people living with HIV in resource-limited settings should expect as part of their health-care services. The recommendations also aim to promote the expansion of provider-initiated interventions for HIV prevention and non-ART care and treatment for adults and adolescents living with HIV. The recommendations focus on prevention of initial illness or opportunistic infections, rather than the on-going treatment of these. As well, they integrate prevention of HIV transmission as part of care and treatment services that are adaptable to the needs of countries with different epidemiology and capacities to deliver those services. It is anticipated that these recommendations will be valid for at least three years from the date of their publication. After that time, the need for revision based on the addition of new evidence will be assessed."

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