WHO's HIV "Treat All" policies in Africa lead to major improvements in rapid uptake of treatment

The study found significant increases in rapid antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation immediately after national introduction of Treat All policies in Burundi, Kenya, Malawi and Rwanda, with 12.5 to 34.5 percentage point increases in the percentage of patients who initiated ART within 30 days of enrolling into HIV care. Although no significant change in rapid ART initiation was observed immediately following national adoption of Treat All in Uganda and Zambia, rates of rapid ART initiation in these countries increased significantly in the months following policy introduction.
Overall, across the six countries, 81.6 percent of patients enrolling into care following national adoption of Treat All policies initiated treatment within 30 days of enrollment.

http://sph.cuny.edu/2019/06/10/treat-all/

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