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Developing the 2013 WHO consolidated antiretroviral guidelines

Series of articles and commentaries from AIDS supplement: 2013 WHO consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs: evidence and implementation

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Philippa J. Easterbrook, Cadi J. Irvine, Marco Vitoria, Nathan Shaffer, Lulu M. Muhe, Eyerusalem K. Negussie, Meg C. Doherty, Andrew Ball and Gottfried Hirnschall

AIDS supplement: 2013 WHO consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs: evidence and implementation

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Editors: AIDS 2014, 28 (Suppl 2)
Number of pages: 8
Publication date: June 2014

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Abstract

The 2013 ‘Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection’, released in July 2013, are the latest and most comprehensive of a series of important guidelines on antiretroviral therapy (ART) over the last decade from the World Health Organization (WHO).

In this special supplement of AIDS, we present a series of thirteen articles and five commentaries covering key aspects of the consolidated guidelines: the process, evidence base, recommendations and guidelines implementation.

In this first article, we describe the WHO process and methodology of developing these guidelines. This is followed by seven selected systematic reviews that provided the evidence base for specific recommendations.

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