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Ann Intern Med. 1996;124(3):348. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-124-3-199602010-00014
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In July 1995, agencies of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), published guidelines for preventing opportunistic infections in persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The guidelines are intended for health care providers who care for HIV-infected persons, and they provide not only disease-specific recommendations, but also a guide to management of the HIV-infected patient. The USPHS/IDSA guidelines were published in abbreviated form in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report [1] and in their full version in a supplement to Clinical Infectious Diseases [24]. The abbreviated version is reproduced here, in an effort to reach, and as a service to, all internists who care for HIV-infected patients.

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