Updated DHHS Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Now Available
AIDSinfo announces the release of the updated Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents. Key updates are summarized in What's New in the Document? which prefaces the newly revised guidelines. These updates and other substantial changes are also highlighted in yellow throughout the text and tables of the guidelines.
Key updates to the guidelines include:
- Revised recommendations for the earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy
- Recommended regimens for treatment-naïve patients
- New section on considerations when managing patients with HIV-2 infection
- More specific recommendations on when to use genotypic versus phenotypic resistance testing to guide therapy
The updated guidelines and a separate PDF file of all tables can be downloaded from the Adult and Adolescent Guidelines section of AIDSinfo. You may also go to the AIDSinfo Order Publications page to request the guidelines via e-mail.
Your Feedback Is Important
The Adult and Adolescent HIV Guidelines Working Group invites feedback on the latest revisions to the adult and adolescent treatment guidelines. Please send your comments with the subject line "Adult and Adolescent Guidelines Comments" to ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov by December 14, 2009.
AIDSinfo Launches World AIDS Day Page
World AIDS Day commemorates the lives lost to the AIDS epidemic and renews our promise to improving treatment and finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. In 2008, the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimated that 2.0 million people died of AIDS and that 33.4 million across the globe are living with HIV, with 2.7 million newly infected. On December 1 we remember these people and our commitments to them.
The theme of World AIDS Day 2009 is “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Universal Access and Human Rights.” Universal access to life-preserving HIV treatment, and to accurate and up-to-date information about that treatment, is a human rights issue.
AIDSinfo is proud to participate in World AIDS Day by announcing the release of the updated Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents. On our World AIDS Day specialty page, we also provide an overview of current areas of HIV research, including where to find clinical trials and published results of research.
Join AIDSinfo in observing World AIDS Day 2009.
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