Updated Treatment Guidelines Address Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women
February 22, 2002
In 1996, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Kaiser Family Foundation convened a panel on "Clinical Practices for the Treatment of HIV" to develop guidelines for the clinical management of HIV-infected adults, adolescents and pregnant women. There are separate HIV antiviral treatment guidelines, one on treating adults and adolescents and a second on treating pregnant women, have been updated, incorporating the ever-evolving learning about how to more effectively treat HIV disease with combination antiretroviral therapies. Among the major changes in each are the following:
To refer to the current updates on the web site version of the Guidelines, please contact: http://hivatis.org/trtgdlns.html.
This article was provided by Seattle Treatment Education Project. It is a part of the publication STEP Ezine.