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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.

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09.15.2005




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