The expanded availability of antiretroviral medicines and their beneficial effect in suppressing the viral loads of people living with HIV is contributing to a reduction in new HIV infections. However, on its own this is not enough.
These guidelines recommend increasing the offering of HIV testing and counselling (HTC) to couples and partners, with support for mutual disclosure. They also recommend offering antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV prevention in serodiscordant couples.
Background: Over 50% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa are lost to follow-up between diagnosis and initiation of antiretroviral treatment during pre-antiretroviral (pre-ARV) care.
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