Late Breaking News:
Proposed Revision of Guidelines
for OI Prophylaxis

The Hopkins HIV Report:
A bimonthly newsletter for healthcare providers
Volume 9, 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 considered" 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 considered."

  • These changes are currently under review by the full committee and will be published in the federal register for public comment prior to becoming "official."


This article is from The Johns Hopkins University AIDS Service,
The Hopkins HIV Report: A bimonthly newsletter for healthcare providers.