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All patients with HIV should get access to drug treatments regardless of CD4 count, says WHO

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 01 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5239
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

All people with HIV, regardless of their blood cell count, should have immediate access to antiretroviral (ARV) therapies, a new guideline from the World Health Organization has stated.1

All populations and age groups are now recommended to have ARV drugs prescribed immediately after testing positive for the disease. In an early release guideline, WHO said that the expanded use of ARV …

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