The slide decks from the IAS 2021 satellite session, organized by IAS – the International AIDS Society – in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
In April 2021, the World Health Organization released new clinical and service delivery recommendations for HIV prevention, treatment and care. The updated recommendations include actions that countries can take to improve the delivery of HIV treatment and care services, including integrated approaches to testing, by providing greater options for differentiated approaches. The aim of this satellite is to inform ministries of health, HIV programme managers, members of civil society and other stakeholders about key changes to the guidelines and share data from early adopters of these policies along with experiences on how to operationalize implementation of the new guidelines. These recommendations include earlier eligibility for differentiated service delivery (DSD) for HIV treatment after six months on antiretroviral therapy (ART); updated recommendations for pregnant and breastfeeding women on ART; frequency and alignment of clinical visits and ART refills, as well as new aspects for integrating HIV treatment with family planning and the management of non-communicable diseases.
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