AIDSinfo Guidelines App Provides Access to HIV Treatment Information at the Point of Care
AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the go-to site for federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice treatment guidelines. To meet health care providers’ expectation for mobile access to the guidelines, AIDSinfo has released a new Guidelines app. The app includes six HIV treatment guidelines developed by expert panels on the treatment of HIV infection and related opportunistic infections in adults, adolescents, and children and on the management of perinatal HIV infection.“HIV providers see patients in a variety of settings, and easy access to the guidelines at the point of care is essential,” stressed Alice Pau, Pharm.D., Executive Secretary of the Adult and Adolescent Guidelines Panel. “The free AIDSinfo Guidelines app ensures that HIV care providers can refer to guideline recommendations on any device, at any location.”
Pau explained that the Guidelines app automatically refreshes content when the user is connected to a wireless or cellular data network. When wireless Internet access is not available, app users can view and search the guidelines offline, and the app will check for and download any updates when the user is back online and connected again.
Available for both iOSExit Disclaimer and AndroidExit Disclaimer devices, the free AIDSinfo Guidelines app includes several features to personalize the app to meet individual needs. Using these features, app users can:
- Receive alert notifications when a new guideline is released or guideline content is updated
- View only recommendations or tables included in a guideline
- Bookmark sections of a guideline
- Add notes to sections of a guideline
- Search for information within a guideline
- Use the guideline spell suggest feature for searching when connected to wireless or using cellular data
- Share guidelines and notes via social media, email, or text
AIDSinfo is eager to learn about HIV providers’ experience with the app. Please email your comments and suggestions to ContactUs@HIVinfo.nih.gov.
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