HIV/AIDS treatment and care require knowledge of accepted guidelines as disease-specific competence is a priority. Therefore, locating clinical guidelines for treatment and care is a critical component of quality health care. Health professionals who serve on HIV treatment and care teams can follow the links below to HIV/AIDS diagnosis, treatment, and prevention guidelines.
NOTE: IHS approved these January 2021 HIV Treatment Guidelines after cdc.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 visit clinicalinfo.hiv.gov for the most current guidelines. IHS will update this document as soon as possible.
Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV [PDF - 21 MB] – HIVinfo.nih.gov
HIV Infection: Detection, Counseling, and Referral, 2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines - HIV screening recommendations for those who seek evaluation and treatment for STDs
Opportunistic Infections Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents
Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents
Opportunistic Infections Guidelines for Pediatric Patients
Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children
Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection
U.S. 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