HIV i-base

Clinical trials

i-Base is a community project that bases the resources and information we produce on the results from clinical research – which¬†can range from isolated case reports to large randomised studies. We also produce materials to support community involvement in research. …

Online journals

The following peer-reviewed journals regularly include HIV-related research. Many offer free online access to selected current content and free access to all content after two years. AIDS British Medical Journal (BMJ) Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) HIV Medicine JAIDS (Journal of …

Drug resistance

UK treatment guidelines (BHIVA) include recommendations to test for antiretroviral drug resistance on diagnosis and prior to starting or changing treatment. Viral load needs to be >500 copies/mL in order for the test to generate a result. Resistance test results …

Professional links

British HIV Association (BHIVA) British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) European Medicines Agency (EMA) EMEA online access to drug SPCs HIV Pharmacists Association (UK) Medical Research Council (MRC HIV …

Community publications

The following community-based websites include treatment news and reports. aidsinfonet.org US site with a broad range of non-technical factsheets on all aspects of HIV treatment. poz.com US site linked to POZ magazine that includes resources, online discussions and treatment news. …

Online calculators

Access to a range of online health calculators is now an essential part of routine patient care. The following resources are all available online using the links provided. British National Formulary (BNF) requires one time free registration. HIV adjusted calculators¬†CHIP …

Drug interactions

Drug interactions between antiretroviral drugs and other medications are complicated. This is a specialist area, often with limited research. The following sites include drug-interaction resources. British National Formulary (BNF) Key UK publication listing the selection and use of medicines in …

Treatment guidelines

Many national and international organisations produce guidelines for how to manage and treat HIV and related complications. Most guidelines outline best practice and minimum standards of care developed from evidence-based medicine, but newly emerging issues are also dependent on expert …

Advocacy organisations

Many thousands of different organisations work globally on treatment advocacy issues. Some of the groups that work on an international level and which are membership-based are listed below. AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC) Activist network in the USA linking around …

Support groups in the UK

AVERT lists local and regional support oganisations in the UK. A list of groups involved with the UK-CAB with website links. If there is not a group in your area, the following contacts may help you find a support group: …