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Issue No. 26 | June 20, 2008

News and Features

Updated Prevention and Treatment Guidelines for Opportunistic Infections Now Available!

AIDSinfo is proud to announce that two updated sets of guidelines dealing with opportunistic infections in HIV-infected patients have been released.

The previous versions of the opportunistic infections guidelines had information on either prevention or treatment. The new guidelines combine prevention and treatment information in a single document and are instead divided by patient population (Adults and Adolescents vs Children). Both sets of guidelines were prepared by the Opportunistic Infections Working Group under the auspices of the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) of the NIH.

These documents have been submitted for publication to CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and should be considered final drafts. They are being posted on AIDSinfo to expedite dissemination of important clinical information. Upon acceptance and publication in MMWR, these drafts will be removed and replaced by the published versions. In the meantime, readers should be aware that the content of the drafts might differ from the content of future published versions. Any corrections or questions concerning these documents should be addressed to Ms. Jessica Carrington (e-mail:

The updated guidelines are available for download from the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Guidelines section of AIDSinfo. They can also be ordered by e-mail from AIDSinfo's Order Publications section.