2012 Revision - Protocol 1. Patient evaluation and antiretroviral treatment for adults and adolescents




The WHO Regional Office for Europe is revising five clinical protocols on treatment of and care for people with HIV and AIDS, which were part of the 13 protocols set combined in one volume in 2007.

The protocols are the cornerstone of the strategic actions that WHO has taken as part of its contribution to ensure universal access to treatment and care for people living with HIV and to comprehensively address their health problems, including preventing and treating co-infections and co-morbidities – one of the six priority areas of the European Action Plan for HIV/AIDS 2012-2015.

Addressing the diverse capacity of the countries in the WHO European Region to implement recommendations, the revised protocols provide preferable, alternative and acceptable options which allow countries to choose appropriate recommendations depending on the available resources. Five revised clinical protocols are envisaged for publication this year.