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New Report Examines Delays In Adoption Of WHO’s HIV Guidelines In Sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO HIV guidelines adopted last where they would make the biggest difference, study finds
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a new report on national policy responses to the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and examines delays by many countries in the region to adopt WHO’s 2009, 2013, and 2015 HIV guidelines. She writes, “That lag reflects a trend that has slowed treatment access and progress against HIV in countries with the greatest numbers of people living with the virus … Although each change in WHO guidelines reflected an accumulated consensus of best practices that had been evaluated by experts and supported by evidence, adoption of the guidelines has been slow, authors [of the report] found” (9/8).