The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues a series of guidelines to help doctors treat people with HIV in the United States. HRSA has developed complementary clinical protocols and practices that provide detailed information on the effective delivery of HIV care. The Guidelines and Protocols/Practices are outlined below.
Clinical guidelines outline the science and recommendations for treatment of HIV disease (e.g., antiretroviral therapy, opportunistic infection treatment and prophylaxis) as well as guidelines for conducting HIV testing and counseling. Developed by various panels of clinical experts, these are frequently updated and should be accessed directly at the AIDSInfo Web site: Clinical Guidelines for the Treatment of HIV/AIDS
The following HIV-related protocols and clinical practices have been developed by various panels of HRSA experts and other leaders in the field of HIV/AIDS care.
Best practices in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS disease, presenting 93 topics in over 600 pages.
A Guide for Evaluation and Treatment of Hepatitis C in Adults Coinfected with HIV
A quick reference guide for clinicians in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of HCV in the setting of HIV primary care.
Provides clinical treatment guidelines in a question-and-answer format to health professionals treating adults living with HIV/AIDS. Includes information on prevention, disease management, family planning, substance abuse, clinic management, and other aspects of HIV/AIDS treatment.
Contains clinical treatment recommendations for health care providers treating adults living with HIV/AIDS. Presents drug guidelines in table format and includes information on antiretroviral therapy, drug interactions, pregnancy, opportunistic infections, and preventing HIV transmission.
Addresses the health care needs unique to women with HIV. Targets clinicians who provide primary care to women as well as those seeking an understanding of how to take care of women with HIV/AIDS. The guide includes tables, figures, color plates, resources, references, and indices.
Focuses on the different aspects of palliative care for people living with HIV/AIDS. Presents information to assist providers in delivering services to patients. Includes management of advanced HIV disease; psychosocial, cultural, and ethical issues; end-of-life care; and references for clinicians.
Health Care and HIV: Nutritional Guide for Providers and Clients, 2002
Developed to assist health care providers and people with HIV in the effort to make good nutrition (eating good food) a part of health care. Includes practical tools and algorithms for providers, and patient handouts. Also available in Spanish.