Health Library

Since 1988, AIDS Action’s Health Library has provided reliable and up-to-date information about HIV treatment and wellness.

This library is here to provide information to people with HIV and their partners, families, and friends, as well as healthcare and social-service providers.  We also provide information on related illnesses, such as viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and tuberculosis (TB).

You can access the Health Library’s extensive online resources by using the pull-down menus below.  The menus are arranged by major themes, such as “Learning About HIV” and “HIV Treatment and Cure Research.”  When you click on each pull-down menu, you’ll find a list of Library web pages related to that theme.

Altogether, there are more than 240 topic pages related to HIV, hepatitis C, STIs, and TB.  These pages have links to thousands of recent fact sheets, articles, and reports in English and Spanish.

Explore the links below for detailed information on over 200 topics related to HIV, STDs, viral hepatitis, and related health concerns.

Learning About HIV

Adherence (Sticking to Your Regimen)

Background Information Adherence (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Keeping up with your meds: Adherence (Project Inform) and Spanish version Taking your treatment – adherence (AIDSmap) Selected Recent Articles The Undetectable…

Complementary Therapies and HIV

Fact Sheets Alternative and complementary therapies (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Alternative (Complementary) Therapies for HIV/AIDS (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) Complementary therapies (The Well Project) Chinese acupuncture (AIDS InfoNet)…

Disclosure (Telling Others You Are HIV-Positive)

See Also: HIV Stigma, Discrimination, and Criminalization General Information Telling Others You Are HIV-Positive (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Telling Others About Your HIV (Project Inform) and Spanish version Disclosure…

Exercise and HIV

General Information Fact Sheets: Exercise and HIV (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Nutrition and Exercise When You Have HIV (Family Doctor) Exercise (AIDSmap) Other Exercise Fact Sheets from AIDSmap: Planning…

Food Safety and HIV

General Information Food Safety for People with HIV/AIDS (U.S. Department of Agriculture – USDA) Food and Water Safety (Tufts University Nutrition Infection Unit) Food Safety for People with HIV/AIDS (U.S….

HIV Disease Progression and Prognosis

Background Information HIV Life Cycle (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version The HIV Life Cycle (AIDSInfo) How HIV Causes AIDS (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID) More on…

Immunizations and HIV

See also: Influenza (Flu) and HIV and Vaccines to Prevent and Treat HIV Infection General Information Vaccinations and HIV (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version HIV and Immunizations (AIDSInfo) and Spanish…

Mental Health and HIV

See also: Brain, Nervous System Problems, and HIV; People Who Inject Drugs (PWID), HIV, and Hepatitis C; Recreational Drugs, Addiction, and HIV; HIV and Hepatitis Stigma, Discrimination, and Criminalization; and…

Nutrition and HIV

See also: Diabetes and HIV; Exercise and HIV; Heart and Blood Vessel Disease and HIV; and Vitamins, Other Supplements, HIV, and Hepatitis C Basic Information Materials from Various Sites: Nutrition…

Pain Management, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis

See also: Arthritis and HIV and Neuropathy (Nerve Damage) and HIV General Information Pain (AIDSmap) Pain Syndrome and Peripheral Neuropathy (AIDS Education Training Center National Resource Center) – section from…

HIV Treatment and Cure Research

Access to HIV Care and Treatment

See also: HIV Continuum of Care and Getting to Zero – Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Selected Recent Articles Multiple HIV care models effective for disease management.  (December 2016, Hepmag) PrEP…

Adherence (Sticking to Your Regimen)

Background Information Adherence (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Keeping up with your meds: Adherence (Project Inform) and Spanish version Taking your treatment – adherence (AIDSmap) Selected Recent Articles The Undetectable…

Basic Information about HIV and Treatment

See also: HIV Drugs – Basic Information, HIV Prevention – General Information, Opportunistic Illnesses and Related Conditions – General Information General Information HIV Basics/HIV 101 – Poz fact sheet After…

Benefits of HIV Treatment and Risks of Non-Treatment

See Also: Late HIV Diagnosis and Treatment, Starting HIV Treatment Selected Recent Articles Prompt ART reduces HIV patients’ cancer risk.  (September 2016, Healio) START analysis looks at who benefits most…

CCR5, CXCR4, CD4 Blockers, and Other Attachment Inhibitors

See also: Entry Inhibitors General Information about HIV Medications HIV Drug Chart.  Chart from Positively Aware’s Drug Guide with basic information about each antiretroviral drug and combination pill or tablet…

Cell Therapy and HIV

See also: Gene Therapy and HIV and Zinc Finger Gene Therapy Selected Recent Articles Gene Scissors Thwart HIV in Latent CD4 Cells, But Mutations Make Virus Stronger.  (July 2016, TheBodyPro) Maybe…

Changing HIV Treatment Regimens

See Also: U.S. Guidelines for HIV Testing, Prevention, and Treatment; Starting HIV Treatment; Comparing HIV Drug Regimens; Salvage Treatment for HIV; Innovative Approaches to HIV Treatment Selected Recent Articles Ask…

Comparing HIV Drug Regimens

See Also: U.S. Guidelines for HIV Testing, Prevention, and Treatment; Starting HIV Treatment; Changing Treatment Regimens; Salvage Treatment for HIV; Innovative Approaches to HIV Treatment Selected Recent Articles Integrase inhibitors…

Complementary Therapies and HIV

Fact Sheets Alternative and complementary therapies (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Alternative (Complementary) Therapies for HIV/AIDS (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) Complementary therapies (The Well Project) Chinese acupuncture (AIDS InfoNet)…

Drug Dosing and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

See also: Long-Acting and Slow-Release HIV Medications Fact Sheets and Background Information Drug Level Testing (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish and Russian versions Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) (TheBody) Selected Recent Articles…

Groups Affected by HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Organ Transplantation, HIV, and Hepatitis C

General Information Organ Transplants & HIV/AIDS (Thebody) – web site with links to fact sheets and articles about organ transplantation Blood Transfusions & Organ/Tissue Transplants (AIDS.gov) Selected Recent Articles HCV/HIV…

Pages for Particular Hepatitis C Drugs

Single-Drug Pills and Injections Boceprevir (Victrelis) Daclatasvir (Daklinza) Interferon (Pegasys, PEG-interferon alfa, PegIntron, pegIFN alfa) Ribavirin (Copegus, RBV, Rebetol, Ribasphere) Simeprevir (Olysio) Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) Telaprevir (Incivek, Incivo) Combination Pills Containing…

Pain Management, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis

See also: Arthritis and HIV and Neuropathy (Nerve Damage) and HIV General Information Pain (AIDSmap) Pain Syndrome and Peripheral Neuropathy (AIDS Education Training Center National Resource Center) – section from…

Vitamins, Other Supplements, HIV, and Hepatitis C

See also: Nutrition and HIV General Information Vitamins and Minerals (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (CATIE) – section from “A Practical Guide to Nutrition for People…

Wellness, HIV, and Hepatitis C

Note: This web page provides links to basic information about living a healthy life with HIV, hepatitis C, or both. It also provides links to other Health Library pages with…

Conference News and Hot Topics

Recreational Drugs, Addiction, and HIV

See also: Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID), HIV, and Hepatitis C Background Information Fact Sheets and Overview Materials: Drug Use and HIV (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Harm Reduction and…

HIV and Hepatitis Criminalization

See also: HIV and Hepatitis Stigma and Discrimination and Prison Inmates, Ex-Offenders, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis General Information Resources from the Center for HIV Law and Policy, including their Positive…

2016 International AIDS Conference

Please Note:  This web page has links to many articles, fact sheets, and other materials arising from the 2016 International AIDS Conference (IAC), held on July 18 through 22, 2016…

Health Conditions Seen with HIV

Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS)

See also: Inflammation and HIV Basic Information IRIS: Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (Project Inform) Immune restoration syndrome (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Guidelines Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of…

Inflammation and HIV

See also: Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) Selected Fact Sheets and Recent Articles Why Inflammation Is a Hot Topic.  Basic background information about inflammation from Berkeley Wellness.  Although this article…

Influenza (Flu) and HIV

See also: Immunizations and HIV General Information Fact Sheets: HIV/AIDS and the Flu (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Flu Season and Living with HIV (Project Inform) FAQs about Flu…

Kaposi’s Sarcoma (KS)

General Information Kaposi’s sarcoma (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Kaposi’s sarcoma (Poz) Kaposi’s sarcoma (AIDSmap) Guidelines Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents…

Kidney Disease, HIV, and Hepatitis

General Information HIV and Kidney Disease (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version The Kidneys (AIDSmap) Kidney Disease Tests (labtestsonline) – page with links to fact sheets on the many types of…

Lipodystrophy and HIV

See Also: Facial Wasting, Fat Loss, and HIV; and Wasting Syndrome (Unwanted Weight Loss) and Frailty General Information Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy) (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Changes to Your…

Lymphoma and HIV

General Information Lymphoma (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (AIDSmap) Guidelines Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents (CDC, National Institutes of…

MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)

Note:  This infection is also called Mycobacterium avium intracellulare (MAI) Fact Sheets Mycobacterium Avium-Intracellulare (MAI) Infection – definition and concise description from the AIDSInfo Glossary of HIV/AIDS Related Terms, and…

Mitochondrial Toxicity and HIV

General Information Mitochondrial toxicity (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Mitochondrial toxicity (TheBody) Lactic acidosis (AIDSmap) Selected Recent Articles Older HIV Drugs Accelerated Aging Effects in Muscle Cells. (June 2011, Poz)…

Nausea and HIV

See also: Diarrhea, Digestive Problems, and HIV; and Side Effects of HIV Treatment (Recent Articles) General Information Nausea (Tufts University Nutrition and Infection Unit) Coping with nausea (Project Inform) and…

HIV Prevention, Transmission, and Testing

PrEP – Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prevention)

General Information Materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Basic Information on PrEP Take Charge:  Talk to Your Doctor About PrEP Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV…

U.S. Guidelines for HIV Testing, Prevention, and Treatment

Guidelines for HIV Testing Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: Screening for HIV Laboratory Testing…

Vaccines to Prevent and Treat HIV Infection

See also: HIV and the Immune System; Immune-Based Therapies; and Immunizations and HIV General Information Preventive HIV Vaccines (AIDSinfo) – Fact sheet with information for potential clinical trial participants on…

Pages for Particular HIV Drugs

Genvoya (Elvitegravir + Cobicistat + Tenofovir Alafenamide + Emtricitabine)

Fact Sheets and General Information About Genvoya Genvoya (elvitegravir + cobicistat + emtricitabine + tenofovir alafenamide) (AIDS InfoNet) Genvoya (Poz) Genvoya (elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide) (Positively Aware) Elvitegravir/Cobicistat/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide Fumarate (Genvoya) (AIDSInfo)…

Indinavir (Crixivan)

Fact Sheets About Indinavir Indinavir (AIDSInfo) and Spanish version Indinavir (Crixivan) (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Crixivan (Poz) Crixivan: Indinavir sulfate (indinavir) or IDV (Positively Aware) For More Information For…

Kaletra (Lopinavir + Ritonavir)

Fact Sheets About Kaletra Lopinavir/Ritonavir (AIDSInfo) and Spanish version Lopinavir + ritonavir (Kaletra) (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Kaletra (Poz) Kaletra: lopinavir/ritonavir or LPV/r (Positively Aware) For More Information For…

Lamivudine (3TC, Epivir)

Fact Sheets About Lamivudine Lamivudine (AIDSInfo) and Spanish version Lamivudine (Epivir) (AIDS InfoNet) Spanish version Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC) (Poz) Epivir: Lamivudine or 3TC (Positively Aware) Combination Pills Containing Lamivudine Lamivudine…

Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

Fact Sheets Maraviroc (AIDSInfo) and Spanish version Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri) (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Selzentry (Poz) Selzentry: Maraviroc or MVC (Positively Aware) For More Information For news about recent…

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

Fact Sheets About Nelfinavir Nelfinavir (AIDSInfo) and Spanish version Nelfinavir (Viracept) (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Viracept (Nelfinavir) (Poz) Viracept: Nelfinavir or NFV (Positively Aware) For More Information For news…

Nevirapine (Viramune)

Fact Sheets About Nevirapine Nevirapine (AIDSInfo) and Spanish version Nevirapine (Viramune) (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Viramune (Nevirapine) (Poz) Viramune XR: Nevirapine or NVP (Positively Aware) For More Information For…

Odefsey (Rilpivirine + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir Alafenamide)

Fact Sheets About Odefsey Emtricitabine/Rilpivirine/Tenofovir Alafenamide (Odefsey) (AIDSInfo) and Spanish version Odefsey (rilpivirine + emtricitabine + tenofovir alafenamide) (AIDS InfoNet)Odefsey (Poz) Odefsey (rilpivirine/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide) (Positively Aware) Medications That Are Part…

Prezcobix (Darunavir + Cobicistat)

Fact Sheets Darunavir/Cobicistat (AIDSInfo) and Spanish version Darunavir/Cobicistat (Prezcobix) (AIDS Infonet) and Spanish version Prezcobix (Poz) Prezcobix (Positively Aware) Medications That Are Part of Prezcobix Prezcobix is a combination pill…

Raltegravir (Isentress)

Fact Sheets About Raltegravir Raltegravir (Isentress) (AIDSInfo) and Spanish version Raltegravir (Isentress) (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Isentress (Poz) Isentress: Raltegravir or RAL (Positively Aware) For More Information For news…

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Chlamydia Basics

See also: Sexually Transmitted Infections Fact Sheets About Chlamydia Chlamydia (American Sexual Health Association) Chlamydia. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC) and Spanish version Incidence, Prevalence, and Costs…

Gonorrhea Basics

See also: Sexually Transmitted Infections Fact Sheets About Gonorrhea Gonorrhea (American Sexual Health Association) Gonorrhea (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC) and Spanish version Incidence, Prevalence, and Costs…

Herpes and HIV

See also: Herpes Basics, Shingles and HIV Background Information Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes) (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Herpes Zoster (Shingles) (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Herpes…

Herpes Basics

See also: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Herpes and HIV Fact Sheets About Herpes Herpes (American Sexual Health Association) Genital Herpes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC) and Spanish…

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HIV

See also: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Basics; Anal and Cervical Cancers and HIV; Cancer, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis; and Sexually Transmitted Infections General Information Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish…

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Basics

See also: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HIV Fact Sheets About Human Papillomavirus (HPV) HPV (American Sexual Health Association) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (Centers for Disease Control and…

Sexually Transmitted Infections

See also: Syphilis and HIV; Syphilis Basics; Chlamydia Basics; Gonorrhea Basics; Herpes and HIV; Herpes Basics; Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HIV; Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Basics; and Sexual Health Please Note:…

Syphilis and HIV

See also Sexually Transmitted Infections and Syphilis Basics General Information Syphilis (Poz) Syphilis (AIDSmap) Syphilis (American Sexual Health Association) Syphilis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC) and Spanish…

Syphilis Basics

See also: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Syphilis and HIV Fact Sheets Syphilis (American Sexual Health Association) Syphilis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC) and Spanish version Syphilis and…

Viral Hepatitis

Organ Transplantation, HIV, and Hepatitis C

General Information Organ Transplants & HIV/AIDS (Thebody) – web site with links to fact sheets and articles about organ transplantation Blood Transfusions & Organ/Tissue Transplants (AIDS.gov) Selected Recent Articles HCV/HIV…

Pages for Particular Hepatitis C Drugs

Single-Drug Pills and Injections Boceprevir (Victrelis) Daclatasvir (Daklinza) Interferon (Pegasys, PEG-interferon alfa, PegIntron, pegIFN alfa) Ribavirin (Copegus, RBV, Rebetol, Ribasphere) Simeprevir (Olysio) Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) Telaprevir (Incivek, Incivo) Combination Pills Containing…

Pain Management, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis

See also: Arthritis and HIV and Neuropathy (Nerve Damage) and HIV General Information Pain (AIDSmap) Pain Syndrome and Peripheral Neuropathy (AIDS Education Training Center National Resource Center) – section from…

Vitamins, Other Supplements, HIV, and Hepatitis C

See also: Nutrition and HIV General Information Vitamins and Minerals (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (CATIE) – section from “A Practical Guide to Nutrition for People…

Wellness, HIV, and Hepatitis C

Note: This web page provides links to basic information about living a healthy life with HIV, hepatitis C, or both. It also provides links to other Health Library pages with…

Basic Information about HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Wellness, HIV, and Hepatitis C

Note: This web page provides links to basic information about living a healthy life with HIV, hepatitis C, or both. It also provides links to other Health Library pages with…