General and pediatric “Treat All” policies lead to increased ART initiation among 10- to 14-year-olds in sub-Saharan Africa

December 2019

For immediate release A new study published as “Editor’s Choice” in The Journal of Infectious Diseases found that expansion of HIV treatment eligibility to include those under age 15 led to large and significant increases in initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 30 days of enrollment in care among 10- to 14-year-olds living with HIV. […]


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