HIV/AIDS Resource Guide - Guidelines

Guidelines for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in adults, pregnant women, and children are provided at the AIDS Info website.   These guidelines are reviewed and updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available.  In addition, guidelines for post-exposure prophylaxis after occupational, sexual, injection drug use, or other non-occupational exposures are provided.  Guides to primary care of persons with HIV infection and care of women with HIV are provided at the HRSA website.  Treatment guidelines for resource-limited settings are available at the World Health Organization website.  In addition, the HIV Medical Association has developed treatment guidelines available at their website.  Various professional organizations, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics provide practice guidelines specific to issues in populations they serve.

AIDS Treatment Information Service

The AIDS Treatment Information Service provides web access to the following:

  • All US Public Health Service Treatment and Prophylaxis Guidelines
  • Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents
  • Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection
  • Public Health Service Task Force Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission in the United States  -February 24, 2005
  • Safety and Toxicity of Individual Antiretroviral Agents in Pregnancy -February 24, 2005
  • Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Post-exposure Prophylaxis
  • Management of Possible Sexual, Injecting-Drug-Use, or Other Non-occupational Exposure to HIV, Including Considerations Related to Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Treatment of Tuberculosis
  • 2001 USPHS/IDSA Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Persons Infected with HIV
  • Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents –
  • Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and Infected Children
  • Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

ACOG publishes practice document, such as "Scheduled Cesarean Delivery and the Prevention of Vertical Transmission of HIV Infection”.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new recommendations for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health-care settings. They are available online.

Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau

The Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau provides the following resources on their website:

HIV Medical Association Practice Guidelines

The HIV Medical Association Practice Guidelines website includes practice guidelines from HIVMA and links to other guidelines, including WHO and the New York State Health Department.

World Health Organization Treatment Guidelines for Resource Limited Settings


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Alicia Luchowski, MPH
Health Care for Underserved Women/ LARC Program

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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