Guidelines Updated for Antiretroviral Therapy for Adults, Adolescents
The "Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents," developed by the HHS Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection and the Kaiser Family Foundation, have been updated as of Monday and posted at http://hivatis.org/trtgdlns.html. The site includes several other antiretroviral treatment guidelines, including the following:
- Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV-Infection;
- Public Health Service Task Force Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1 Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission in the United States;
- Safety and Toxicity of Individual Antiretroviral Agents in Pregnancy;
- Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health Care Worker Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis;
- Management of Possible Sexual, Injecting-Drug-Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV, Including Considerations Related to Antiretroviral Therapy;
- 1999 USPHS/IDSA Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Persons Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS Treatment Information Service, "Current Treatment Guidelines," 4/23).