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Important Recommendations for Non-HIV-Specialize d Providers Caring for Displaced HIV-Infected Residents from the Hurricane Disasters
Some HIV-infected patients may have interrupted their antiretroviral therapy and other medications due to the recent hurricane disasters. The following link provides some guidance to the general practitioners attending to the medical needs of displaced HIV-infected adult or pediatric patients who have not yet secured HIV care in the local area.
Management of antiretroviral therapy is complex and should best be done with the assistance of specialized clinicians.
To see the recommendations go to:www.aidsinfo.nih.gov
Medical consultation may also be available at specific local or regional HIV clinics or via the 24-hour NIH Medical Consultation Services at 1-866-887-2842 or the National HIV Telephone Consultation Service: at 1-800-933-3413.
The recommendations were prepared by:
The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection (Adult and Adolescent HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel)
The Perinatal HIV Guidelines Working Group
The Working Group on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of HIV-Infected Children
USPHS/IDSA Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Working Groups
HIV/AIDS Program Director
Office of Special Health Issues
Food and Drug Administration