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Massive Change in U.S. Treatment Guidelines

January 2010

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Acute HIV Infection -- Should It Be Treated?

There is very limited data on the use of anti-HIV therapy in people with acute HIV infection. The panel writes:

"The health care provider and the patient should be fully aware that the rationale for therapy of acute HIV infection is based on theoretical considerations, and the potential benefit should be weighed against the potential risks."

At this time the panel considers treatment of acute HIV infection to be "optional."

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This article was provided by Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange. It is a part of the publication TreatmentUpdate. Visit CATIE's Web site to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
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