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Guardian Examines Barriers to Prescribing ART to All Children Under Five as Recommended by the World Health Organization

September 13, 2013

Noting the WHO in June "published new guidelines on the prescription of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for the treatment of HIV positive patients," which included "a recommendation to prescribe ART to all children under five, whatever their CD4 count (a measure of the strength of the immune system)," The Guardian's "Global Development Professionals Network" blog examines whether the new guidelines can "help break down the barriers to access to treatment." The newspaper writes, "Most health professionals think so, simply by virtue of not requiring a CD4 count before putting a child on treatment," but "extending ART to millions more children presents challenges, chief among them identifying HIV positive children."

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