Rapid advice: use of antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV infection in infants

When developing ART guidelines for pregnant women.

Policy, Selection

  • Sub-categories HIV/AIDS
  • Commodities Medicines
  • Latest update 2010
  • Version Version 2
  • Developed by WHO/OMS
  • When to use When developing ART guidelines for pregnant women.
  • Languages English, French, Russian
  • Level of use Central
  • Form PDF document, 263 KB
  • Amount of training / TA required None
  • Inputs & outputs None
  • Cost Free
  • Advantages WHO now recommends earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for adults and adolescents, the delivery of more patient-friendly antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), and prolonged use of ARVs to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. For the first time, WHO recommends that HIV-positive mothers or their infants take ARVs while breastfeeding to prevent HIV transmission.
  • Limitations None
  • Availability English: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241598934_eng.pdf French: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2010/9789242598933_fre.pdf Russian: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2010/9789244598931_rus.pdf
  • Remarks A printed version is also available at WHO. Contact: Marco Vitoria
  • Contact vitoriam@who.int
  • Submission date 2010-11-30 12:26:47