July 23, 2012
Paul E. Sax, M.D., is director of the HIV Program and Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
With the International AIDS Conference in Washington just starting, the International Antiviral (ahem) Society-USA has revised it's HIV treatment guidelines, updating the 2010 version.
As has been the case for several years now, it's published in JAMA and also available on the IAS-USA web site. It's a well written, evidence-driven summary of the current state of HIV treatment, with a highly respected authorship group, headed again this time by Melanie Thompson.
It is more fully covered by Abbie Zuger on Journal Watch: AIDS Clinical Care, but some medical highlights:
Now for the non-medical summary:
Finally, lots of the the IAS-USA content is similar to what's in the DHHS Guidelines -- I'm a panel member on that one, and some people have been/are a panel member on both. One might (there it is again) wonder why two such entities are necessary, but I for one value the slightly different perspectives.
Paul Sax is Clinical Director of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His blog HIV and ID Observations is part of Journal Watch, where he is Editor-in-Chief of Journal Watch AIDS Clinical Care.
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