Late Breaking News:
Proposed Revision of Guidelines
for OI Prophylaxis
The Hopkins HIV
A bimonthly newsletter for healthcare providers
Number 1, January 1997
|The Committee to Revise the U.S. Public Health Recommendations on
Opportunistic Infection Prophylaxis has proposed three changes:
- Mycobacterium avium prophylaxis is to be elevated from "should be
considered" to "high priority."
- Pneumovax vaccination is to be elevated from "should be
to "high priority."
- Fungal prophylaxis (with fluconazole in patients with CD4 counts <50
cells/mm3) is to be elevated from "not recommended" to "to be
- These changes are currently under review by the full committee and will be
published in the federal register for public comment prior to becoming
This article is from The Johns Hopkins University AIDS Service,
The Hopkins HIV Report: A bimonthly newsletter for healthcare providers.