The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues a series of guidelines to help doctors provide care and treatment to people with living HIV in the U.S. In addition HRSA has developed complementary clinical protocols and practices that provide detailed information on the effective delivery of HIV care.
Clinical guidelines outline the science and recommendations for treatment of HIV (for example, antiretroviral therapy, opportunistic infection treatment, and prophylaxis) as well as provide recommendation for conducting HIV testing and counseling.
These guidelines and recommendations are intended for clinicians, public health professionals, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients, program managers in clinical and non-clinical settings, people living with HIV, and the general public.
These guidelines are frequently updated and should be accessed directly at: Clinical Guidelines for the Treatment of HIV/AIDS.
The following HIV-related protocols and clinical practices have been developed by various panels of HRSA experts and other leaders in the field of HIV care and treatment. These guidelines are updated on an ongoing basis.
Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care, 2014 (PDF - 6 MB)
A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women with HIV, 2013 (PDF - 6.5 MB)
A Guide to the Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2006 (PDF - 2.2 MB)
A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment, 2006 (PDF - 1.1 MB)
A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women with HIV/AIDS, 2005 (PDF - 7.6 MB)