The 300-page HIV/AIDS Treatment Directory
(volume 11, number 1, winter 2001), is available without charge from amfAR (the American Foundation for AIDS Research) in New York.
Major sections include:
- treatments for HIV infection (listed alphabetically within each of three categories: FDA-approved drugs, experimental agents, and immune-based therapies);
- treatments and treatment results for opportunistic infections;
- articles on current issues: "Muscle, Fat, and HIV," "Nucleoside Analog Toxicity," and two articles on treatment in Uganda, and in a separate section, "The Shifting Pattern of Opportunistic Illness;"
- actively recruiting clinical trials;
- the U.S. treatment guidelines for adults and adolescents, pediatric guidelines, and guidelines on prevention of opportunistic infections. [The adult guidelines were recently changed, after this edition of the directory had gone to press. So the adult guidelines, pages 91-103 of volume 11 number 1, are not current and should not be used; the current guidelines are available at http://www.thebody.com/hivatis/hivatisix.html or by mail from HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service, P.O. Box 6303, Rockville, MD 20849-6303. A new edition of the treatment directory with the current guidelines should be published around June 2001.]
- information on understanding your lab results;
- a directory of state ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) phone numbers;
- a directory of pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs;
- an index to manufacturers, arranged alphabetically by drug name;
- newsletters and other treatment information resources; and
- the "HIV Experimental Vaccine Directory."
You can obtain a printed copy of the HIV/AIDS Treatment Directory from American Foundation for AIDS Research, 120 Wall St., 13th Floor, New York, NY 10005, phone 212-806-1600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An online version of the directory is available at http://www.amfar.org/td.
ISSN # 1052-4207
Copyright 2001 by John S. James. Permission granted for noncommercial reproduction, provided that our address and phone number are included if more than short quotations are used.
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