Introduction Background; Rationale; Objectives; Target audience; Scope and components.
Guiding principles Contribution to global health goals; Public health approach; Strengthening health systems; Effectiveness and efficiency of programmes; Human rights and health equity; Implementation based on local context.
Organization of the guidelines Organization of the guidelines; Structure of presentation for new and existing recommendations; How to use the guidelines for specific populations (pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, children, and key populations)
Guidance on operations and service delivery Adherence to ART; Retention across the continuum of care; Service delivery; Human resources; Laboratory and diagnostic services; Procurement and supply management systems.
Guidance for programme managers Introduction; Decision-making process; Data to support decision-making; Implementation considerations across the health system; Implementation considerations for key recommendations; Implementing recommendations in different contexts; Useful tools for costing and planning.
Monitoring and evaluation Monitoring implications of new recommendations; Monitoring the outputs and outcomes of scaling up access to ARV drugs; Other monitoring considerations; Reviewing and strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems.
Annexes WHO clinical staging of HIV disease; Algorithms for key recommendations for adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women, children; Algorithm for early infant diagnosis; Readiness assessment checklist for ART initiation in pregnant and breastfeeding women; Dosages of recommended antiretroviral drugs.
Web annexes The web annexes include the systematic reviews, modelling analyses of impact and cost–effectiveness, reports of community and health care worker’s values and preferences, and feasibility discussion papers that informed the development of recommendations for the consolidated ARV guidelines.
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