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close this bookThe Use of Antiretroviral Drugs to Reduce Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (module 6). Nine guidance modules on antiretroviral treatments. (UNAIDS/98.7) (UNAIDS, 1998, 198 p.)
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View the documentModule 1. Introduction to Antiretroviral Treatments
View the documentModule 2. Introducing Antiretroviral Treatments into Health Systems: Economic Considerations
View the documentModule 3. ARV Treatments: planning and integration into health services
View the documentModule 4. Safe and Effective Use of Antiretrovirals
View the documentModule 5. Laboratory Requirements for the Safe and Effective Use of Antiretrovirals
View the documentModule 6. The Use of Antiretroviral Drugs to Reduce Mother to Child Transmission of HIV
View the documentModule 7. Treatments Following Exposure to HIV
View the documentModule 8. Antiretrovirals: Regulation, Distribution and Control
View the documentModule 9. Ethical and Societal Issues Relating to Antiretroviral Treatments

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June 1998

In response to requests from people living with HIV/AIDS, health professionals and governments, WHO held an informal consultation on the implications of antiretroviral treatments in April 1997, in collaboration with UNAIDS. Participants included clinicians, researchers, PLHA, national AIDS programme managers, representatives of ministries of health, the pharmaceutical industry, NGOs, donors, UNAIDS, other UN agencies, and various WHO programmes. A report of the consultation* was produced in September 1997. The report summarised the essential points raised during the consultation and derived from discussions, presentations and background papers.

The modules are addressed mainly to "middle level" decision makers at academic and training institutions, major hospitals and district hospitals. However, in all modules there are issues which may be of concern to technical decision makers in government ministries such as health, planning or finance.

The modules form a complete set which together address the major issues relating to the use and provision of ARVs but each is designed to "stand alone". Depending on further developments in the treatments and experience with their use in different settings, there may be requests for guidance in other areas. Other modules may then be added to the set.

WHO/ASD/98.1
UNAIDS/98.7
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