Briefing paper: ARV guidelines


In the 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection (2013 Guidelines), the World Health Organization (WHO) takes a welcomed step in recommending that people living with HIV everywhere be offered a standard of antiretroviral treatment and care that is closer to what is available in resource-rich countries.

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and STOP AIDS NOW! have formed a partnership to develop the Community Guide on ART for Treatment and Prevention that offers some answers, guidance, checklists and raises questions not addressed by the 2013 Guidelines. An Advisory Group has been formed consisting of a wide range of community and civil society partners to support the process.

This briefing paper is part of the process. It summarises some of the new 2013 Guidelines' recommendations and highlights related key issues from a community and civil society.