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SPECIAL ARTICLES: Guidelines Section

DRUGS FOR HIV INFECTION

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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: January 2002 - Volume 11 - Issue 1 - p 32
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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.

TABLE 1
TABLE 1:
Drug Regimens for HIV Treatment

Comment.

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.

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