SPECIAL ARTICLES: Guidelines Section
DRUGS FOR HIV INFECTION
[Medical Letter 2001; 43:103]:
Consultants for the medical letter have provided their recommendations for initial treatment of HIV infection. These are summarized in Table 1.
These are similar to the current guidelines of the DHHS with the following exceptions: 1) The preferred regimen includes the triple nucleoside regimen of abacavir plus two other nucleosides; 2) There is a broader menu of the ritonavir boosted PI regimens which include amprenavir and nelfinavir and the alternative regimens include “triple class” combinations.© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.