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Fact Sheets: Diagnostic Tests and Special Topics
January 2007

Patient-oriented clinical fact sheets on HIV disease are produced by numerous agencies and organizations. HIV InSite has indexed fact sheets available in English, French, and Spanish by topic, so that providers and patients can easily find a desired monograph at an appropriate reading level. Users should compare fact sheets for a given topic and decide which is most up-to-date and best-suited to their needs, as fact sheet producers have different editorial viewpoints and update schedules.

Also see HIV InSite's other indexes of fact sheets:

Antiretrovirals and Immune-Based Therapies

Complications (Opportunistic Infections & Malignancies, Symptoms, and Side Effects)

To browse fact sheets by producer or see descriptions of producers, refer to the main fact sheet page. Fact sheet producers may offer other fact sheets in addition to those listed here.

Fact Sheet TopicFact Sheet Producers
EnglishFrenchSpanish
Diagnostic Tests
Overview: diagnostic tests NMAI, Well NMAI
CD4+ T cell count CATIE, NAM, NMAI, WellCATIE, NAMNAM, NMAI
Resistance testing AIDSmeds, CATIE, NAM, NMAICATIEAIDSmeds, NAM , NMAI
Viral load (HIV RNA) AIDSmeds, ATDN, CATIE, NAM, NMAICATIE, NAMAIDSmeds, NAM, NMAI
Special Topics
Adherence AIDSmeds, NAM 1, NAM 2, NMAI, Well AIDSmeds, NAM, NMAI
AIDS fraud NMAI NMAI
Alternative/complementary therapies CATIE, NMAICATIENMAI
Clinical trials CDC, NAM, NMAI, NAIAD CDC, NMAI
Drug interactions NMAI, Well NMAI
Nutrition/food & water safety AIDSmeds, CATIE, CDC, NAM, NMAICATIEAIDSmeds, CDC, NMAI
Pet safety CDC, PAWS CDC
Postexposure prevention (PEP) NAM, NMAI NMAI
Recreational drug use/interactions CDC on Meth, NAM, NMAI NAM 1, NAM 2, NAM 3, NMAI
Travel and HIV CDC, NAM CDC
Women and HIV CDC, NMAI, NAIAD NMAI
KEY to abbreviations of fact sheet producers: (For descriptions of fact sheet producers, refer to the main fact sheet page .)
ATDN
AIDS Treatment Data Network
CATIE
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange [Canada]
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NAM
National AIDS Manual/aidsmap [UK]
NIAID
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
NMAI
New Mexico AIDS InfoNet
Well
The Well Project