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Discussion of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents In Pediatric HIV Infection, July 22, 1998

Second in a series of antiretroviral issues satellite broadcasts

May 14, 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 Program:

This second program in the series will look at the guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection. The 2-hour live broadcast is scheduled to air July 22, 1998 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. eastern time. The program will discuss the HHS Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection.

Lynne Mofenson M.D.
National Insitute of Child Health and Human Development
Perinatal Issues

Gwen Scott M.D.
University of Miami
Pediatric Guidelines

Jim Oleske M.D.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Pediatric Guidelines

Patricia Whitley-Williams M.D.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

This series is a joint effort of the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Health Care Financing Administration, and the Indian Health Service.

Care providers, patients, and other interested persons are encouraged to participate in this program.

Participation is free.

As downlink sites register, locations for this program will be posted at:

The Guidelines:

This set of Guidelines was developed by specialists in the care of HIV-infected infants, children an adolescents, family members of HIV-infected children, and government agency representatives at a meeting convened by the National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center, HRSA, and NIH. This document addresses the pediatric-specific issues related to antiretroviral treatment and provides general guidelines to physicians caring for infected children and adolescents.

Adults and Adolescents:

For information about obtaining a videotape of the previous broadcast on Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents, which was aired February 27, 1998, please e-mail To receive a videotape of the broadcast please send a check for $12.00 to:

Technical Resources International, Inc.
Attn: Sharon Leeney
3202 Tower Oaks Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20852

You may view and print the Guidelines through the world wide web on the CDC AIDS Clearinghouse website at and at the AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS) website at You may also obtain a copy of the Guidelines by calling the AIDS Clearinghouse at 1.800.458.5231.

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