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Updated HHS Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines available

The HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents has release updated Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Key additions and revisions to the guidelines include:

  • New section on HIV and the older patient
  • New table on cost of antiretroviral drugs
  • Updated recommendations on initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in treatment-naive individuals
  • Expanded discussion of use of hormonal contraceptives in HIV-infected women
  • Preliminary recommendations on coadministration of the newly approved hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitors (PIs) boceprevir and telaprevir
  • Recommendations on “when to start” ART in HIV-infected individuals diagnosed with tuberculosis but not receiving ART
  • Discussion of the role of effective ART in preventing HIV transmission

You can see a complete list of key updates to the guidelines at What’s New in the Guidelines?

Current federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, as well as other topical HIV-related information can be found on the AIDSinfo web site.

Richard Klein
Office of Special Health Issues
Food and Drug Administration

Kimberly Struble
Division of Antiviral Drug Products
Food and Drug Administration