HIV/AIDS Guidelines

HIV/AIDS Guidelines

We maintain access to the most current clinical information

We maintain up-to-date U.S. Public Health Service guidelines and key treatment protocols for HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and bloodborne pathogen exposure. Please note that some guidelines are not regularly changed; the first link for each entry below is the most current guideline the USPHS has made available for the topic.

Up-to-Date Guidelines for Treatment and Care

Current U.S. Public Health Service treatment guidelines for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C treatment, exposure management, and prevention, plus additional treatment protocol resources.We reviewed and updated these guidelines as of 4/21/16.

Adult ARV

  • Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents
    Open PDF Open PDF | From AIDSInfo.gov

Pediatric ARV

  • Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection
    Open PDF Open PDF | From AIDSInfo.gov

  • Supplement 1: Drug Tables
    Open PDF Open PDF | From AIDS Info.gov

Perinatal HIV

  • Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States
    Open PDF Open PDF | From AIDS Info.gov

PEP/BBPs (Bloodborne Pathogens)

  • Updated US Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis, 2013
    Open PDF Open PDF  | From SHEA

  • U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis, 2001
    Open Link Open Link | From The CDC MMWR

  • Appendix A: Practice Recommendations for Health-Care Facilities Implementing the U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens, 2001
    Open PDF Open PDF | From The CDC MMWR

  • Updated Guidelines for Anitretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV — United States, 2016
    Open Link Open Link | From The CDC MMWR

  • CDC Guidance for Evaluating Health-Care Personnel for Hepatitis B Virus Protection and for Administering Postexposure Management, 2013
    Open PDF Open PDF | From The CDC

  • Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis, 2001
    Open PDF Open PDF | From The CDC MMWR

  • Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease
    Open Link Open Link | From The CDC MMWR

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

  • Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States – 2014
    Open PDF Open PDF | From The CDC MMWR

  • Clinical Providers’ Supplement: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States – 2014
    Open PDF Open PDF | From The CDC MMWR

Prevention in Medical Settings

  • Incorporating HIV Prevention into the Medical Care of Persons Living with HIV
    Open PDF Open PDF | From The CDC MMWR

Opportunistic Infections


When you’re treating a patient with an opportunistic infection, these guidelines provide a starting point when developing a treatment plan.  These are the most current guidelines available.

  • Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents
    Open PDF Open PDF | AIDS Info.gov

  • Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children
    Open PDF Open PDF | From AIDS Info.gov

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines
    Open Link Open Link | From The CDC MMWR

Testing

  • Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings
    Open Link Open Link | From The CDC MMWR