Fundamentals of HIV Medicine: 2017

W. David Hardy

Completely updated for 2017, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine is a comprehensive clinical care publication for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Published by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, the book offers physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other care providers the most up-to-date overview of the latest HIV treatments and guidelines. Embodying the AAHIVM's commitment to promoting uniform excellence in care of seropositive patients, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2017 empowers health professionals to deliver standardized, life-sustaining treatment to the patients who need it most. It will serve as an essential clinical reference and provide valuable career enrichment to users across the spectrum of HIV care, treatment, and prevention.


1. Epidemiology and the Spread of HIV
2. The Origin, Evolution, and Epidemiology of HIV-1 and HIV-2
3. Mechanisms of HIV Transmission
4. HIV Transmission Prevention
5. Immunology
6. HIV Cure Strategies
7. HIV Testing and Counseling
8. Laboratory Testing Strategies: Detection and Diagnosis
9. The Medical History and Physical Examination of the HIV-Infected Patient
10. Initial Laboratory Evaluation and Risk Stratification of the HIV-Infected Patient
11: Clinical Syndromes and Differential Diagnosis in the HIV-Infected Patient
12. Health Maintenance
13. Issues in Specific Patient Populations
14. Complementary and Alternative Medicine CAM/Integrative Medicine Approaches
15. Care Coordination
16. Palliative Care and End-of-Life Support
17. HIV Virology
18. Principles of Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics in Antiretroviral Therapy
19. Classes of Antiretrovirals
20. Initiations of Antiretroviral Therapy: What to Start with
21. HIV-1 Resistance to ARVS
22. Managing the Patient with Multi-Drug Resistant HIV
23. Future Antiretrovirals, Immune-Based Strategies, Therapeutic Vaccines
24. The Pharmacist's Role in Caring for HIV Positive Individuals
25. Solid Organ Transplantation in HIV-Infected Individuals
26. Antiretroviral Therapy in Pregnant Women
27. Antiretroviral Therapy of Children and Newborns
28. Immunosuppressants and Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Positive Transplant Patients
29. Understanding and Managing Antineoplastic and Antiretroviral Therapy
30. Substance Abuse in HIV Populations
31. Understanding the Use of Antiretrovirals in the Aging Patient
32. Opportunistic Infections
33. Malignant Diseases in HIV
34. Dermatologic Complications
35. Endocrine Disorders
36. Non-Opportunistic Infections: Respiratory Complications
37. Psychiatric Illness and Treatment in HIV Populations
38. HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders
39. HIV/Hepatitis Co-Infection HIV and Hepatitis B Co-Infection
40. Ocular Complications
41. Cardiovascular Disease
42. Renal Complications
43. Musculoskeletal Complications of HIV
44. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
45. HIV and Bone Health
46. HIV Associated Lipodystrophy and Lipoatrophy
47. Dyslipdidemia
48. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS)
49. US Healthcare Systems, HIV Programs, and Coverage Policy Issues
50. Legal Issues
51. Research Design and Analysis
52. Ethical Conduct of Clinical Trials, Institutional Review Boards, Informed Consents and Financial Conflicts of Interest


About the Editor in Chief:; W. David Hardy, MD, is Senior Director of Evidence-based Practices at Whitman-Walker Health and Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.; About the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM): ; The American Academy of HIV Medicine is a professional organization that supports the HIV practitioners and promotes accessible, quality care for all Americans living with HIV disease. The AAHIVM membership of HIV practitioners and credentialed providers give direct care to the majority of HIV patients in the US. The Academy's HIV-focused professional certifications are the first and only credentials offered domestically and internationally to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists specializing in advanced level HIV care. The HIV SpecialistTM (AAHIVS) credential is available to practicing frontline clinical providers, while the HIV ExpertTM (AAHIVE) designation can be earned by non-practicing clinicians. The HIV PharmacistTM (AAHIVP) certification is available to eligible HIV-specialized pharmacists.