About HIV-ASSIST

HIV-ASSIST is an evidence based educational tool for clinician education developed initially by experts at Johns Hopkins University.  HIV-ASSIST Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and is independent of Johns Hopkins University.  All algorithms are created with input by the volunteer Scientific Advisory Committee, which makes decisions independent of any external agencies or funding sources. 

This tool is designed to be used for adult patients only.

Disclaimer: We are a site under  undergoing ongoing testing and refinement.  HIV-ASSIST uses mathematical algorithms to assess various patient and viral factors to rank ART options.  HIV-ASSIST is not a replacement for clinical decision-making or judgement and is meant as a transparent educational tool.  

 Please use clinical judgement and seek the the input of experienced HIV clinicians when making final treatment decisions. We welcome your feedback to improve our decision algorithms, and educational content.

HIV-ASSIST is a Educational Decision Aid with transparent algorithms using multi-criteria decision analysis

Current Resources  The HIV-ASSIST Solution
Current HIV guidelines can be dense and challenging to navigate

A patient-driven interface to direct you to the relevant guideline information for your patient

There are many clinical HIV trials, with few consolidated resources

Educational content with clinical evidence specific to each ARV regimen

Transparent rationale and decision making process in a manner consistent with current scientific evidence

Synthesizing patient characteristics is necessary but complex and time consuming process to determine the best ART regimen 

An expert-created algorithm that incorporates these characteristics for you

*Please note that we use an in-house algorithm that mathematically weighs various patient characteristics with current guidelines and evidence. Individual patients may require different considerations not evaluated in our algorithm. Our recommendations have not been formally studied to evaluate the impact on clinical outcomes. 

HIV-ASSIST is a Medical Education Platform

Comparing HIV-ASSIST strategy with traditional methods of disseminating educational content

 

HIV-ASSIST

Traditional methods

Environment

Online, Individualized

Lecture, Seminar, Video

Time commitment

Short (minutes)

Long (hours)

Volume of material

Light (portfolio based)

Dense

Case-based learning

Every learning instance is case-based

Case-examples are fixed by instructor

Relevance to patient care

Tied directly to patient care

Variable 

Acknowledgements

Dr. Shah's efforts to evaluate HIV-ASSIST were supported by the Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholars Grant.