Regular testing is needed if we can start HIV treatment when WHO suggests

Yesterday the World Health Organization said that treatment for people living with HIV should start when CD4 count is 500 per cubic millimetre or less. Previously, it was when the count was 350 or less. The announcement came on the opening day of the International AIDS Society 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur. The new recommendations are found in Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection. The new recommendations encourage all countries to initiate treatment in adults living with HIV when their CD4 cell count falls to 500 cells/mm³ or less – when their immune … Continue reading Regular testing is needed if we can start HIV treatment when WHO suggests