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When to start antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings: a human rights analysis

Nathan Ford12*, Alexandra Calmy34 and Samia Hurst5

Author Affiliations

1 Médecins Sans Frontières, Cape Town, South Africa

2 Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, Cape Town, South Africa

3 Médecins Sans Frontières, Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, Geneva, Switzerland

4 Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland

5 Institute for Biomedical Ethics, Geneva, Switzerland

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BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010, 10:6  doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-6

Published: 31 March 2010

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Additional file 1:

Human rights analysis of when to start antiretroviral therapy. This table summarises the main considerations regarding different thresholds of initiation of antiretroviral therapy from a human rights and public health perspective.

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Additional file 2:

Recommendations for policy. This table provides a summary of recommendations for policy, taking into consideration the main issues identified by the human rights analysis.

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