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Guidance on Couples HIV Testing and Counselling Including Antiretroviral Therapy for Treatment and Prevention in Serodiscordant Couples: Recommendations for a Public Health Approach

Source: World Health Organisation
Publication Date: April 1, 2012

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2012 World Health Organisation recommendations for increasing the offering of HIV testing and counselling as well as for offering antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV prevention in serodiscordant couples. Topics covered include couples HIV testing and counselling; ART for prevention in serodiscordant couples; guiding principles for implementation, including voluntary utilization of testing services, consent, confidentiality, counselling, correct test results, linkage to care, access to justice, human rights, and provision of earlier treatment; operational issues for implementation, including overarching issues, antenatal, perinatal, and postnatal care, other clinical settings, and community programmes and settings; adapting the guidelines; research gaps, including epidemiology of HIV serodiscordance and impact of couples HIV testing and counselling; and pre-exposure prophylaxis.

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Keywords: HIV - Prevention, HIV - Pregnancy, HIV - Epidemiology