Health – HIV treatment– New recommendations by the World Health Organization (October 8, 2015)

The World Health Organization has just published its latest recommendations on the prevention and treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It now advises that all those infected begin anti-HIV treatment as soon as it the virus is diagnosed. It also advises particularly at-risk populations to take antiretroviral medications on a preventive basis.

These new recommendations stem from French research and results published by the National AIDS and Hepatitis Research Agency.

The number of people worldwide taking antiretroviral medications would increase from 28 to 37 million. France will do its part to assist with this effort. Our national contributions to UNITAID and to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will help support the implementation of these recommendations in developing countries. UNITAID, which counts France as its largest contributor, anticipated the necessary support for implementing these recommendations by launching two calls for proposals on these subjects this past June.