GUIDELINES FOR A
PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH
World Health Organization
Department of HIV/AIDS
Family and Community Health Cluster
WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
Scaling up antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings: guidelines for a public health approach: executive summary.
1. Anti-HIV agents - therapeutic use 2. Anti-HIV agents - administration and dosage 3. HIV infections - drug therapy 4. Treatment failure
5. Exposed population 6. Adult 7. Child 8. Guidelines
(ISBN 92 4 154567 4)
(NLM classification: QV 268.5)
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This document would not have been possible without the input of the numerous national and international experts who have participated in the consultations that led to the formulation of these guidelines.
The guidelines on
“Scaling up antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings, Guidelines for a public health approach”
were edited by
Scott Hammer, Columbia University,
New York City, USA
Editor in Chief
Diana Gibb, British Medical Research Council,
Editor, Pediatric Chapter
Diane Havlir, University of California at
San Diego, USA,
Editor, HIV related Co-infections Chapter
Lynne Mofenson, National Institutes of Health,
NICHD, Bethesda, USA
Editor, Pregnancy Chapter
Ingrid Van Beek, Sydney Hospital,
Editor, Injection Drug User’s Chapter
Stefano Vella, Instituto Superiore de Sanita,
Editor, Clinical and Laboratory Monitoring of ARV use Chapter
Basil Vareldzis and Jos Perriëns
of the HIV/AIDS Department of WHO, Geneva
The World Health Organization would like to express its special thanks to the others members of the Writing Committee including Kenneth Chebet, Mark Dybul, Carlo Giaquinto, Elly Katabira, Christine Katlama, Jean Elie Malkin, James McIntyre, Souleyman M’Boup, Jacques Mokhbat, Joia Mukherjee, Praphan Phanupak, Mauro Schechter, Marco Antonio de Avila Vitoria.
The World Health Organization would also like to acknowledge comments from many experts including: Suzanne Crow, Kevin DeCock, Jean Emmanuel, Charles Gilks, J. Gölz, Julian Gold, Gregg Gonsalves, Ian Grubb, Vincent Habiyambere, Hans Hogerzeil, Arata Kochi, Eric van Praag, S. S. Lee, Paul Nunn, Mark Harrington, Robert Soliz, Eve Lakritz, Gaby Vercauteren and Bernhard Schwartländer.
WHO acknowledges the generous contribution of NIH in the development of the guidelines.
Full guidelines available at http://www.who.int
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