January 30, 1998
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to announce a series of 2-hour satellite downlink broadcasts to disseminate information related to HIV and AIDS.
The first program in the series will air on Friday, February 27, 1998, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, EST. The program will provide a discussion of the HHS Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents.
John Bartlett, M.D., Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Eric Goosby, M.D., Director
Office of AIDS/HIV Policy, HHS,
will provide background, explain the Guidelines, and respond to viewer questions.
The program, and the series, are a joint effort of the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Library of Medicine, and the Indian Health Service.
Care providers, patients, and other interested persons are encouraged to participate in this program. Participation is free. Registration is not required, however, some sites request that you call and reserve a space. This will be noted in the site listing.
To find a local satellite downlink site in your area, check the website at:
The listing at this site is updated daily, with new downlink sites are being added. Please check back to the site if you are unable to find a downlink site in your area.
If you are aware of potential downlink sites in your area that are not listed, you may consider asking them to carry the program. They may register as a downlink site through the same website.
CME credits may be available for this broadcast. Please check the CME requirements within your profession and state.
Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents provides recommendations to physicians and other health care providers for the clinical use of antiretroviral agents and laboratory monitoring methods for the treatment of HIV positive adults and adolescents. They are based, in part, on a companion document, Report of the NIH Panel to Define Principles of Therapy of HIV Infection. (Available on the web at http://www.hivatis.org/upguidaa.html)
The Guidelines were developed by the Panel on Clinical Practices for the Treatment of HIV Infection, which was convened jointly by HHS and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The Guidelines were made available in November 1997.
You may view and print the Guidelines through the world wide web on the CDC AIDS Clearinghouse website at http://www.cdcnac.org and at the AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS) website at http://www.hivatis.org. You may also obtain a copy of the Guidelines by calling the AIDS Clearinghouse at 1.800.458.5231.