The Role of HIV Providers in Secondary HIV Prevention

  • Author: W. David Hardy, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 5/16/18 (What's New)


  • DHHS guidelines recommend that ART should be offered to all persons with HIV to reduce risk of disease progression and prevent HIV transmission (Management Guidelines)[DHHS ART]
  • Use of ART in a partner with HIV reduces the risk of HIV transmission to uninfected partners
  • WHO guidelines recommend that treatment should be initiated in all HIV-positive partners in serodiscordant couples, regardless of disease stage or CD4+ cell count (Management Guidelines)[WHO ART]

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