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Corrections to Adult and Adolescent ARV Treatment Guidelines

March 29, 2012

On March 29, 2012, corrections were made to the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents to rectify inconsistencies between the HTML and PDF versions of the guidelines. In general, the changes were stylistic in nature and did not alter the meaning of guideline contents but three substantive corrections made are noted below.

In the HTML version of the guidelines, in the Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Treatment-Naive Patients section, information from a previous iteration of the guidelines that suggested a 50/50 split in expert opinion on recommendation on initiating ARV treatment in people with CD4 counts above 500 cells/mm3 was inadvertently included. The erroneous information was deleted from the HTML version of the section. The HTML and PDF versions of the Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Treatment-Naive Patients section now correspond and are correct.

In the HTML version of the guidelines, in Table 15a. Drug Interactions between Protease Inhibitors and Other Drugs under Benzodiazepines, a row with information on the drugs alprazolam and diazepam was inadvertently deleted from the table. The error was rectified with insertion of the missing row. The HTML and PDF versions of Table 15a now correspond and are correct.

In the PDF version of the guidelines, in Table 15b: Drug Interactions between Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors and Other Drugs under Hormonal Contraceptives, a row with information on the drug levonorgestrel (for emergency contraception) was inadvertently deleted from the table. The error was rectified with insertion of the missing row. The PDF and HTML versions of Table 15b now correspond and are correct.

AIDSinfo regrets errors made during the publication of the Adult and Adolescent ARV Treatment Guidelines in PDF and HTML format.




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