n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Criteria for expedited antiretroviral initiation and emergency triage : guidelines

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Few medical interventions for any illness arrest morbidity and mortality as effectively as antiretroviral therapy (ART) does for HIV. Delays result in rapid progression to illness and death. The guidelines below list the patients who qualify for urgent ART, with timeline expectations. In addition, those who do not qualify for 'urgent' ART must receive as rapid an assessment as is possible.

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