2021 TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR HIV
NOTE: IHS approved these January 2021 HIV Treatment Guidelines after HIV.gov updated their recommendations on the indications and frequency of viral load and CD4 count monitoring (see page three of the IHS HIV Primary Care Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents). Please see the clinicalinfo.hiv.gov for the most current guidelines. IHS will update this document as soon as possible.
Example Treatment Guidelines for HIV and related Comorbidities
- IHS HIV Primary Care Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents – January 2021 [PDF - 687 KB]
- Navajo Area IHS Chest Clinic Guidelines [PDF - 128 KB]
- STD Screening Recommendations 2010 [PDF - 317 KB]
Online Training for Clinicians
- Treatment as Prevention - Medscape (free access, email required)
- HIV PrEP: Engaging Patients in US Clinics
- HIV PrEP: Prescribing PrEP
Join an HIV ECHO
One way we foster collaboration is through offering teleECHO programs – friendly, interactive online learning environments where clinicians and staff serving American Indian and Alaska Native patients can connect with peers, engage in informative presentations, collaborate on case consultations, and receive mentorship from clinical experts from across Indian Country. Indian Country ECHO provides no cost trainings, as well as technical assistance and capacity building services. We also facilitate The Indian Country ECHO Collective – a community of predominantly Indigenous organizations that provide ECHO services across the globe.
To learn more about prevention, screening, and treatment of HIV, PrEP as well as other Infectious Diseases, join an Infectious Disease ECHO
Or join an HIV ECHO
Clinical Presentations from 2012 HIV/STI Partners Workshop, Scottsdale
In support of ongoing local and regional efforts, the HIV Program held a two-day training of HIV and STD colleagues in May of 2012. A faculty of 34 experts conducted 28 sessions for the 120 participants.
- 2012 Navajo Area IHS HIV Program [PDF - 229 KB]
- Clinical Exam for STD/STI's HIV/HEP C [PDF - 1 MB]
- HIV in South Dakota Opportunities for Urban Indians [PDF - 1.1 MB]
- HIV Opportunistic Infection Update [PDF - 214 KB]
- Measuring for Results GPRA at BBAHC [PDF - 871 KB]
- National and Regional HIV/STI Perspectives [PDF - 4.7 MB]
- Patient Benefits Coordinators [PDF - 342 KB]
- Quality Care and GPRA [PDF - 1.8 MB]
- Recommended Treatment For Sexually Transmitted Diseases In HIV-Infected Adults [PDF - 122 KB]
- Telephone Triage Outcomes [PDF - 147 KB]
- Use Your Pharmacists: lead screening, care management, PEP roles taken by pharmacists [PDF - 1.4 MB]
- Warmline, PEPline, Perinatal Telephone Consultation Service [PDF - 434 KB]
One of the IHS HIV/AIDS program objectives is to assist our health professionals maintain HIV/AIDS competency and high quality care. Disease specific competence (as well as culturally appropriate care) is a critical component of overall strategic planning to support this quality of care.
HIV/AIDS treatment and care requires knowledge of accepted guidelines as disease specific competence is a priority area of overall planning. Locating clinical guidelines for treatment and care is a critical component of quality health care.
The Community Readiness Model (CRM) is a nine stage, multi-dimensional model to facilitate community change. Other resources and tools come courtesy of the Mountain Plains AIDS Education and Training Center.
The IHS HIV Program supports the CDC recommendations and (if possible given resource constraints and potential jurisdictional issues) suggests each facility attempt to move toward more routinized HIV testing.