AIDS Group Issues HIV Treatment Guidelines for Katrina Evacuees
September 15, 2005
The American Academy of HIV Medicine's "Recommendations for the Triage of HIV+ Patients" target physicians in areas with large numbers of Hurricane Katrina evacuees who may have had little experience treating HIV patients. The document recommends the following steps:
The guidelines include information on which drug combinations to use and which to avoid; treating pregnant women; HIV post-exposure prophylaxis; and rapid HIV testing.
More information, including help accessing HIV specialists and clinics, is available at www.aahivm.org. Also visit www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines.
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.