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Ethics panel: HIV treatment options not available to all.


PWA Newsline. 1999 Jan;:34. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE AIDS/20701048

A 44-member panel including physicians, medical ethicists, and AIDS advocacy group members, sponsored by the State of New York, charged that many people in the State are not being given all available anti-HIV treatment options. Some doctors would advise against certain treatments because they felt some people would not adhere to the regimen. These people include immigrants, prisoners, disabled and homeless. The panel recommended that medical providers learn about current treatments and help patients adhere to them.

NEWSLETTER ARTICLE NEWS Ethics, Medical HIV Infections/*DRUG THERAPY Health Services Accessibility Human New York/EPIDEMIOLOGY *Patient Compliance *Physician's Practice Patterns


Information in this article was accurate in October 30, 2000. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.