The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released updated HIV treatment recommendations: http://go.usa.gov/yTI
The updated recommendations have changed significantly regarding when to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART). Antiretroviral treatment is now recommended for all HIV infected individuals. The strength of these recommendations depends on an individual’s CD4 count, but if an individual is at risk of transmitting HIV to HIV-negative sexual partner(s) the strength of the recommendations increases.
Several HIV/STD surveillance documents have recently been added to Maine CDC’s website:
- March Monthly Update for HIV and STDs: http://go.usa.gov/yTR
- 2010 Annual HIV/STD Surveillance Report: http://go.usa.gov/yTQ
- A detailed report on HIV for 2011: http://go.usa.gov/yTE
- A detailed report on chlamydia and gonorrhea for 2011: http://go.usa.gov/yTV