HIV Tool Kit

We are pleased to present you with the following tools and resources. Developed and selected by the program faculty, these interventions are designed to improve the identification and initial management of patients with HIV, facilitate initial management decisions, and aid in the provision of patient education. We hope you find these materials and links helpful.

We gratefully acknowledge Abbott Laboratories, Gilead Sciences, and Tibotec Therapeutics, Incorporated, for providing educational grants to support this program.

Simulations of Patient-Provider Interaction

These video case vignettes illustrate the interaction between the primary-care clinician and the patient in regard to screening for and diagnosing HIV infection.

Video 1: This video features a patient who feels she is at low risk for HIV infection; counseling this patient to accept HIV testing as part of routine care is demonstrated.

Video 2: An illustration of how to relay test results to a young male patient who tests positive for HIV infection.

Patient 1

Patient 2

Journal articles

IDSA Primary Care Guidelines for HIV

Clinical Resources


Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center. The red flags of HIV and AIDS. A quick reference

Readiness Assessment Tool to Implement HIV Routine Testing in the Emergency Department

CDC Screening Tool for HIV/AIDS


AIDS Education and Training Centers. Adverse effects of antiretroviral drugs

AIDS Education and Training Centers. Clinical manual for management of the HIV-infected adult

FDA approved antiretrovirals for the treatment of HIV infection

HIV medication teaching guide

Recreational Drugs and HIV Antiretrovirals: A Guide to Interactions for Clinicians

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Overall Management

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroval Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Download ALL PDF files as one PDF


Additional Links and Resources

AIDS Education and Training Centers: National Resource Center

This Web site contains a vast array of references (mostly free of charge) for clinicians and patients on all aspects of HIV management, from diagnosis to treatment to patient education to psychosocial issues.

AIDS InfoNet

Comprehensive, regularly updated collection of fact sheets on clinical topics in HIV, available in English and Spanish, in print-friendly and downloadable formats.


Information regarding HIV-related medications for patients, including a drug interactions calculator.

American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)

The AAHIVM supports the HIV care provider and the profession by providing continuing medical education; credentialing HIV specialists, HIV experts, and HIV pharmacists providing practice management information; advocating on behalf of the HIV care provider at the federal and state levels for issues relevant to clinical and professional support; advancing healthcare resources for HIV-infected patients.

Health Resources and Services Administration

The HRSA Web site offers numerous publications on HIV/AIDS management, including Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV and A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women With HIV. (Order via the link above.)

National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA)


Advocates on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS and provides treatment referrals.

National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center

Toll-free: (800) 933-3413

The National HIV Telephone Consultation Service (Warmline) offers clinicians free, up-to-the-minute HIV clinical information, and individualized expert case consultation across the broad range of clinical HIV/AIDS problems. The Warmline is staffed by clinicians experienced in HIV care who can help you provide the best possible care to your HIV-positive patients.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

HIV Screening. Standard Care Program.

Free Tools for HIV Screening.

800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

Information and materials to help health-care providers screen all their patients for HIV

Provider materials, such as an annotated guide to the MMWR revised CDC recommendations; patient education materials in English and Spanish; FAQs

Prevention IS Care Program

800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

Information for providers and education materials for people living with HIV/AIDS

Provider materials, such as screening charts; patient education materials in English and Spanish; HIV/AIDS data and statistics; links to online training and support services

Additional HIV Resources for Health-Care Providers and their Patients

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