What are the DHHS ART Guidelines?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: R Chris Rathbun, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID), AAHIVP; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents (DHHS ART Guidelines) issues recommendations for the administration of antiretroviral therapy. [8] Guidelines are based on results of clinical studies and expert opinion and are updated on an ongoing basis.

Separate guidelines address antiretroviral treatment for pregnant women, children, and individuals with potential occupational (e.g., health care industry) and nonoccupational (e.g., high-risk sexual encounters) exposure to HIV. Guidelines for antiretroviral treatment initiation in adults are also available from the International AIDS Society, the World Health Organization (WHO) and European AIDS Clinical Society. [104, 105, 106]

The discussion of antiretroviral treatment strategies in this article focuses on recommendations from the DHHS Panel.


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