HC Deb 04 June 1997 vol 295 c173W
Mr. Gerrard

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what combination therapies are available for prisoners being treated for HIV/AIDS. [1155]

Ms Jowell

The issue of which therapies to prescribe in combination for individuals with HIV/AIDS is a matter for the treating clinician in consultation with the patient, and taking into account clinical circumstances. Clinical Guidelines outlining the circumstances in which combination therapies would be suitable have recently been published. They are "The British HIV Association Guidelines for Antiretroviral Treatment of HIV Seropositive Individuals", and "The PACT (National Association of Providers of AIDS Care and Treatment) Framework for Antiretroviral Therapy," copies of which are available in the Library.