Infect Chemother.  2019 Mar;51(1):77-88. 10.3947/ic.2019.51.1.77.

The 2018 Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in HIV-Infected Koreans

Abstract

Since the establishment of the Committee for Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) by the Korean Society for AIDS in 2010, clinical guidelines have been prepared in 2011, 2013, and 2015. As new research findings on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of AIDS have been published in and outside of Korea along with the development and introduction of new antiretroviral medications, a need has arisen to revise the clinical guidelines by analyzing such new data. The clinical guidelines address the initial evaluation of patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, follow-up tests, appropriate timing of medication, appropriate antiretroviral medications, treatment strategies for patients who have concurrent infections with hepatitis B or C virus, and treatment in pregnant women. Through these clinical guidelines, the Korean Society for AIDS and the Committee for Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of HIV/AIDS would like to contribute to overcoming AIDS by delivering the latest data and treatment strategies to healthcare professionals who treat AIDS in the clinic.

Keyword

Human immunodeficiency virus; Diagnosis; Anti-retroviral agents; Guideline
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