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New HIV Guidelines Also Focus on Primary Care Needs — Physician’s First Watch

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November 15, 2013

New HIV Guidelines Also Focus on Primary Care Needs

By Joe Elia

The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has updated its guidelines for the management of HIV-infected persons in primary care.

In Clinical Infectious Diseases, the authors observe that new antiviral therapies have been developed since the last revision in 2009, and the latest edition addresses the fact that increased survival necessitates testing for more common diseases that affect the general population.

Thus, the comprehensive guidelines address a broad range of needs, such as viral-load testing, prophylaxis against opportunistic infections, vaccinations, and use of hormone replacement during menopause.

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