New information by the WHO suggests patients with HIV should receive treatment sooner.
Washington (WiredPRNews.com) – New information from the World Health Organization suggests patients with HIV should be treated sooner than current recommendations. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the U.N. agency advice issued Monday proposes that treatment should be given up to two years earlier than previously advised.
As noted by the AP, the recommendation significantly increases the number of individuals across the globe with the disease who may be candidates for treatment, and await receipt of medications for AIDS. A number of studies have reportedly shown that beginning treatment earlier than the recommended time frame previously published by the WHO may increase the chances of survival for patients with HIV.
As further noted by the AP, some patients may be reluctant to begin treatments earlier in accordance with the new recommendations if they have yet to exhibit symptoms.
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