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At-a-Glance

Issue No. 16 | July 28, 2017

News and Features

Adult and Adolescent Opportunistic Infections Guidelines Updated

The following sections of the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents have recently been updated:

  • Pneumocystis Pneumonia: Sections of the Pneumocystis guidelines have been updated to modernize some of the language and to more closely reflect the standard of care in 2017, which includes early cART initiation for all patients. In addition, suggested criteria for stopping both primary and secondary prophylaxis in patients with HIV viral loads below detection limits and CD4 counts between 100 and 200 cells/mm3 are provided.

  • Toxoplasma gondii Encephalitis: Sections of the toxoplasmosis guidelines have been updated to modernize some of the language and to more closely reflect the standard of care in 2017, which includes early cART initiation for all patients. Greater detail is provided on the management of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy. In addition, suggested criteria for stopping primary prophylaxis in patients with HIV viral loads below detection limits and CD4 counts between 100 and 200 cells/mm3 are provided.

  • Table 1, Table 2, and Table 4: Updated to reflect the changes in the above sections.

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