HIV Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents Updated
April 12, 2012
HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines recently released by the Department of Health and Human Services feature a new section on managing older HIV-infected patients, who often have comorbid conditions that complicate care. The DHHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents' update also includes a table showing monthly average wholesale prices for brand and generic HIV drugs, including combination therapies.
"New drugs have been approved that offer new mechanisms of action, improvements in potency and activity even against multidrug-resistant viruses, dosing convenience, and tolerability," the panel wrote.
Existing sections of the guidelines have been updated to address:
To access the guidelines, visit: http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/html/1/adult-and-adolescent-treatment-guidelines/0/.
Medscape Medical News
04.10.2012; Laurie Barclay, M.D.
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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