Introduction to the Australian Commentary

In February 2005 the Australian Health Minister's Advisory Committee on HIV and STI endorsed the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents and requested that ASHM facilitate the production of a regularly updated commentary on those Guidelines relevant to Australia.

The ASHM Sub-Committee for Guidance on HIV Management in Australia has updated the Australian Commentary, which can be viewed on this website, along with links to the source US DHHS Guidelines.

The commentary is embedded in the US DHHS Guidelines in highlighted text boxes with Australian map icons.

Feedback on the Guidelines and commentary is welcome and can be given by clicking on the word 'Feedback' located within all Australian Commentary boxes. These comments will then be reviewed by the ASHM secretariat and referred to the sub-committee for consideration.  The sub-committee will acknowledge receipt and fully consider all correspondence but is not able to provide specific replies to authors of feedback or other correspondents concerning the content of the Australian Commentary.

The ASHM Sub-Committee for Guidance on HIV Management in Australia will update the Commentary after each major review of the US DHHS Guidelines, and in response to significant changes in evidence regarding the management of HIV infection.

Instructions for Use


Navigating this document can be accomplished by using the Table of Contents or the left hand navigation menu. 


The comments added to this document are marked by an Australian map within a yellow box. Included is a link for feedback which will open a new email message. An example is shown below: 

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July 2014 - Feedback

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