Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Non-HIV Specialists Caring for Hurricane Displaced PWAs Get Guidelines

Recommendations for Non-HIV-Specialized Providers Caring for Displaced HIV-Infected Residents from the Hurricane Disasters: Essential Information for Managing HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy

Some HIV-infected patients may have interrupted their antiretroviral therapy and other medications due to the recent hurricane disasters. The following information provides some guidance to general practitioners attending to the medical needs of displaced HIV-infected adult or pediatric patients who have not yet secured HIV care in the local area. Management of antiretroviral therapy is complex and is best done with the assistance of specialized clinicians. Medical consultation may also be available at specific local or regional HIV clinics or via the 24-hour NIH Medical Consultation Services at 866/887-2842 or the National HIV Telephone Consultation Service at 800/933-3413.

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