Everyone with HIV should receive antiretroviral treatment, WHO says

In new guidelines published today, the World Health Organization recommended that everyone diagnosed with HIV immediately receive antiretroviral therapy, and recommended preventative antiretroviral treatment options for those at "substantial risk" of infection. The new guidelines mean nine million more people living with HIV should be treated, and recommends protective treatment for millions more. "The expanded use of antiretroviral treatment is supported by recent findings from clinical trials confirming that early use of ART keeps people living with HIV alive, healthier and reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to partners," WHO said in a statement.

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