These Guidelines were developed by the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), a not-for-profit organisation, whose mission is to promote excel-lence in standards of care, research and education in HIV infection and re-lated co-infections, and to actively engage in the formulation of public health policy, with the aim of reducing the HIV disease burden across Europe.
The EACS Guidelines were first published in 2005, and are currently avail-able in print, online as a pdf and web-based version, and as a free App for both iOS and Android devices. The Guidelines are translated into several dif-ferent languages and are formally revised at least annually for the electronic version and biennially for the printed version. The electronic version can, however, be updated at any time if the panels consider it necessary.
The aim of the EACS Guidelines is to provide easily accessible and compre-hensive recommendations to clinicians involved in the care of people living with HIV (PLWH).
The EACS Guidelines cover a relatively large and diverse area geograph-ically, with different national levels of access to care. As a natural conse-quence, the Guidelines aim to cover a relatively wide range of recommenda-tions as opposed to the often more uniform national guidelines.