by Matthew P. Fox and Sydney Rosen
PLoS Med 14 (4): e1002268 – Published: April 11, 2017
Now that the World Health Organization has recommended antiretroviral therapy for all people infected with HIV regardless of their CD4 count, millions more people will become eligible for HIV treatment. The authors and others have previously described the cascade of care for HIV treatment for monitoring retention in care and targeting interventions to improve retention to areas of greatest need. To inform research and track progress, the authors propose a new cascade for the “treat all” policy that effectively removes the pre-treatment waiting period.