At our department’s first annual UCSF High Risk Hawaii Conference 2 weeks ago, Dr. Rachel Chin taught about complications from all of the HIV drugs on the market now. It’s a virtual alphabet soup: EFV, TDF, FTC, oh my. How do you keep track of them all?
Trick of the Trade
HIV InSite website
The website is actually hosted and constantly updated by the Center for HIV Information at UCSF. Take a few minutes to browse through the extensive website: http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite
Specifically, I find the following sub-links most useful in the Emergency Department:
- Side effect profile of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs: http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=ar-05-01#S2X. For instance, this is the side-effect profile for Indinavir (above)
- ARV drug profiles: http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=ar-drugs
- Interactions with other ARV and non-ARV medications: http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=ar-00-02