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HIV-ASSIST: An Evidence-based Tool for Clinician Education and ART Decision Support

HIV-ASSIST is an evidence based tool for clincian education and ART decision support developed by experts at Johns Hopkins University. This tool is designed to be used for adult patients only.

Disclaimer: We are a site under construction, undergoing ongoing testing and refinement. 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 Decision Support Tool

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



Traditional methods


Online, Individualized

Lecture, Seminar, Video

Time commitment

Short (minutes)

Long (hours)

Volume of material

Light (portfolio based)


Case-based learning

Every learning instance is case-based

Case-examples are fixed by instructor

Relevance to patient care

Tied directly to patient care



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