• DOH Announces Recommended Rapid Initiation of HIV Antiretroviral Therapy

  • The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) have announced that the recommended standard of care for HIV treatment in New York includes initiating antiretroviral treatment (ART) on the day of an HIV diagnosis or during the patient’s first clinic visit.

    The DOH encourages medical facilities to establish policies and procedures to immediately initiate ART in almost all people newly diagnosed with HIV. This recommendation follows New York State Clinical Guidelines and recommendations from the International Antiviral Society (IAS)-USA Panel.

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