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Welcome to the Australian Commentary on the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Guidelines for the use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

The Australian Commentary to the US DHHS Guidelines for the use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents has been prepared by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) Sub-Committee for Guidance on HIV Management in Australia.  For further information about its development please see the Introduction to the Australian Commentary and please read the Disclaimer to the Australian Commentary.

In addition to the Australian Commentary on the US DHHS Guidelines the ASHM Sub-Committee for Guidance on HIV Management in Australia has been tasked with the development of:

Clinical guidance on specific topics 

The ASHM Sub-Committee for Guidance on HIV Management in Australia has developed specific clinical  guidance on the topic of when to start antiretroviral therapy in people with HIV. Key considerations concerning the issue of HIV treatment as prevention are covered under this guidance and it includes a new detailed listing of key practice points to assist clinicians in their discussions with people with HIV considering commencing HIV therapy.

Algorithm for management of HIV co-morbidities 

Please click on the heading above to access an algorithm to manage comorbidities seen in people with HIV. This algorithm was developed at Alfred Health in Melbourne Victoria. The flow charts for the different comorbid conditions may assist clinicians managing these conditions in people with HIV and is recommended for use by the Sub-Committee for Guidance on HIV Management in Australia.

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The ARV Guidelines with Australian commentary is administered by ASHM


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