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13 June 2014

Pitfalls of WHO TasP recommendations for discordant couples

A study conducted in Côte d’Ivoire has revealed that the World Health Organisation (WHO) 2013 antiretroviral (ARV) treatment recommendations regarding serodiscordant couples (when one person is HIV-positive and the other HIV-negative) may only benefit a small number of people.  The WHO’s Consolidated ARV Guidelines 2013 state “Partners with HIV in serodiscordant couples should be offered ART to reduce HIV transmission to uninfected partners.” Researchers set out to assess how many people living with HIV (PLHIV) would benefit from this based on their re