Guidelines for the Delivery of Antiretroviral Therapy to Migrants and Crisis-Affected Persons in Sub-Saharan Africa
1 October 2014
This guideline is an update of the 2007 Clinical Guidelines for antiretroviral therapy management for displaced populations for Southern Africa. The guideline provides recommendations on the ART needs and issues of migrants and crisis-affected persons and has been broadened to include all types of migrants and crisis-affected populations, including those forcibly displaced. The previous guidance provided a rationale for providing ART to displaced persons. This update stresses that migration and forced displacementmust NOT be used as an excuse to deny treatment. Clear recommendations are provided for states, clinicians and programme managers, civil society, donors and United Nations (UN) agencies.Wits RHI Deputy Executive Director, Professor Francois Venter was on the Steering Group that helped to develop the document.