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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
Health Notes: Details of 3-Drug AIDS Therapy Guidelines

June 26, 1997
United Press International (06/26/97)

New AIDS treatment guidelines issued today in the Journal of the American Medical Association recommend that AIDS patients be considered for three-drug therapy when physicians find between 5,000 and 10,000 copies of HIV per milliliter of blood. The new guidelines, formulated by an international panel of AIDS experts, also recommend that therapy begin when HIV levels reach the treatment threshold, whether or not there are falling levels of CD4 cells. The panel's report agrees with a previously released federal panel's guidelines that also recommend aggressive three-drug therapy to keep levels of HIV low.