DHHS Updates Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Children

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released updated versions of its antiretroviral treatment guidelines for adults and adolescents, and for children with HIV. The new adult guidelines include revised recommendations for first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) as well as management of treatment-experienced patients. The revised pediatric guidelines include a discussion of very early treatment for HIV-infected infants.

Adults and Adolescents

The revised Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents feature the following key updates, which are summarized in a What's New in the Guidelines section and highlighted in yellow throughout the text and tables.

What to Start

Treatment-Experienced Patients

Acute/Early HIV Infection

Antiretroviral Drug Interactions

HIV/HCV Coinfection

Pediatric Guidelines

The updates Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection include the following updates, also summarized in a What's New in the Guidelines section and highlighted in yellow throughout the text and tables.

4/10/15

References

HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents. Updated April 8, 2015.

DHHS Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of HIV-Infected Children. Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection. Updated March 5, 2015.