From: Patricia Randall, Director, NIAID Office of Communications
Subject: Press Briefing -- Announcement of Draft HIV/AIDS
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.
For more information, contact the NIAID Office of Communications
at (301) 402-1663.