The South African Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines 2010

The goals of the programme are to achieve best health outcomes in the most cost-efficient manner; implement nurse-initiated treatment; decentralise service delivery to PHC facilities; integrate services for HIV, TB, MCH, SRH and wellness; diagnose HIV earlier; prevent HIV disease progression; avert AIDS-related deaths; retain patients on lifelong therapy; prevent new infections among children, adolescents, and adults; and to mitigate the impact of HIV & AIDS. These guidelines provide an a detailed overview of the standards and procedures to be followed in antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.