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Disclaimer to the Australian Commentary

This Australian Commentary to the US Department of Health and Human Services (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.  Every care has been taken in its compilation.

The Australian Commentary to the US DHHS Guidelines is intended to be used as a guide only and not as an authoritative statement of every conceivable step or circumstance which could be expected to manifest itself in clinical management.

In Australia, authorisation to prescribe antiretroviral drugs is restricted to appropriately trained and certified practitioners. The Australian Commentary to the US DHHS Guidelines is not a self-help guide and should only be used in the Australian context.

Appropriately trained and certified medical practitioners should use this information as a guide to the use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents on the basis of clinical findings, and not as a complete or authoritative statement of such use.

ASHM shall not be liable to users of the Australian Commentary to the US DHHS Guidelines nor to any other person, firm, company or other body for any loss, direct, indirect or consequential, in contract or in tort or for any negligent misstatement or omission contained herein, by reason of, arising from or in relation to any such user, other person, company or body relying or acting upon or purporting to rely or act upon any information contained in the Australian Commentary to the US DHHS Guidelines.

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