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HIV / AIDS Interactive Textbook

   Compiled by Paul H. Ting, M.D.


The Electronic Textbook, compiled by Paul Ting, M.D., provides links to significant articles on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The electronic textbook was developed to help medical professionals more easily find information that may be of interest to them on the Internet. The articles reside on other Internet servers throughout the world. Triangle Pharmaceuticals does not possess editorial control over the content or the information contained in the articles on those other servers. As such, Triangle Pharmaceuticals, and the compiler of the articles make no representation as to the accuracy, completeness and any other aspect of the information contained in the articles.

Table of Contents

Introduction to HIV/AIDS



Neurologic Complications

Detailed List of Articles

General Information

Information on the Normal Immune System

  • Understanding the Immune System - Information provided by a collaboration of the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Basic Science



Prevention: Healthcare Workers and Prophylaxis


Viral Load

Treatment - Comprehensive Texts

  • Medical Management of HIV - by John G. Bartlett, M.D. - The 1999 edition of Medical Management of HIV Infection serves as the standard of care for the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. The full text of the book is included here.
  • Treatment Directory - From the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Full text.

Treatment - General Information

Treatment - Medication Information

Treatment - Antiretroviral Therapy

Treatment - Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Treatment - Dermatologic Problems

Treatment - Tuberculosis

Treatment - Opportunistic Infections (General Guidelines)

Treatment - Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP)

Treatment - Neurologic Complications

General Information

AIDS Dementia


Cytomegalovirus (CMV)


Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)


Psychosocial Issues

Pain Management

Nutrition and Wasting

Pediatric HIV/AIDS

Women's Health

Clinical Trials

Vaccine Research and Development

Other Information of Interest

Information About Testing Positive