In this section of the toolkit, the focus is on checking drug information and drug interactions. If you have a specific question about a patient, consider calling one of the Consultation and Referral Hotlines. Four free drug resources are featured here.
HIV InSite is developed by the Center for HIV Information (CHI) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), one of the world's leading health sciences institutions. Within UCSF, HIV InSite is produced in collaboration with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and other components of the University's AIDS Research Institute. Since March 1997, HIV InSite's mission is to be a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge, and includes the HIV InSite Knowledge Base, a complete textbook with extensive references and related links organized by topic.
ARV Management: Knowledge Base Chapters and Related Resources
Links to Knowledge Base Chapters on Antiretroviral therapy including overview, initiation, changing regimens, interactions, treatment adherence, treatment interruption, viral load testing, and antiviral resistance testing.
Database of Antiretroviral Drug Interactions
This database contains drug interactions (involving at least one antiretroviral drug) that the editors have found reported in published articles, abstracts from major conferences, or information presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (generally reflected in product labeling). More...
Antiretroviral Drug Profiles
A mini-drug profile including clinical uses and references.
ARV Charts and Tables
Links to tables for approved and investigational drugs, adverse effects, drug profiles, drug interactions, and regimen selection.
HIVInSite E-mail Alerts
AIDSInfo is an U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website. AIDSinfo offers quick access to federally approved HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention guidelines, clinical trials, and other research-related information for:
- People living with HIV/AIDS, their families, and their friends
- Health care providers
- Researchers and medical research staff
- National and community organizations
Health Information Specialists answer questions online or by phone in English and Spanish. Most AIDSinfo resources can be viewed online or downloaded in HTML or PDF formats.
The AIDSinfo Drug Database provides fact sheets on HIV/AIDS related drugs. The fact sheets describe the drug's use, pharmacology, side effects, and other information. The database includes approved and investigational HIV/AIDS related drugs. it also includes three versions of each fact sheet: patient, health professional, and Spanish.
HIV Drug Resistance Database
Aids Education and Training Centers, Clinical Manual --> ARV Therapy--> Resistance Testing
National HIV/AIDS Clinicians Consulting Center --> HIV Clinical Resources --> Resistance Panel Reports
(links to case reports)