NIH Press Release
National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases

Wednesday, June 18, 1997

To: Editors, Reporters, Producers

From: Patricia Randall, Director, NIAID Office of Communications

Subject: Press Briefing -- Announcement of Draft HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines

An expert panel, convened by DHHS and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, drafted The DHHS Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents. The Guidelines, now available for public comment, contain recommendations for health care providers on testing for disease progression and using new combinations of antiretroviral treatments for people with AIDS. A companion draft document, Report of the NIH Panel to Define Principles of Therapy of HIV Infection, is also available for public comment. Together, the documents provide the scientific rationale for therapeutic strategies as well as practical guidelines for implementing the strategies.

When: Thursday, June 19, 1997, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Conference Room E1/E2 of the Natcher Building (Bldg. 45) on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. (Take Metro Red Line to Medical Center.)
Participants: Eric Goosby, M.D., director, DHHS Office of HIV/AIDS Policy
Sophia Chang, M.D., director of HIV programs, Kaiser Family Foundation
Anthony Fauci, M.D., director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
   Diseases, NIH, co-chair of Guidelines Panel
John G. Bartlett, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of infectious
   Diseases, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, co-chair
   of Guidelines Panel
Charles Carpenter, M.D., professor of medicine, Brown University School
   of Medicine, chair of NIH Panel

For more information, contact the NIAID Office of Communications at (301) 402-1663.