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Commentary
June 10, 2009

New Guidelines for the Management of HIV-Related Opportunistic Infections

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland (Dr Masur); and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia (Dr Kaplan).

JAMA. 2009;301(22):2378-2380. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.865

The year 2009 marks the 21st anniversary of the first meeting to draft an AIDS management guideline for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.1 In 1988, knowledge about HIV/AIDS was rapidly increasing, but relevant publications were appearing in a wide array of journals that clinicians could not easily track, and practitioners articulated a need to have a concise, reliable summary of “best practices.”

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