HIV/AIDS Resources

ASM HIV Resources

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ASM Journal Articles

Click here for a link to all HIV/AIDS publications from ASM Journals

Find links to publications from a specific journal at each link below:

Journal of Virology
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
Clinical Microbiology Reviews
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Infection and Immunity

Open Access Chapters from ASM Press

The human immunodeficiency viruses type 1 (HIV-1) and 2 (HIV-2) are enveloped RNA viruses that are members of the genus Lentivirus and the family Retroviridae. This chapter from the 2016 ASM Press title, Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Host, Second Edition covers a basic overview of the virus, its natural history and transmission, approaches to diagnosis, current CDC guidelines, quantitative viral load testing, resistance testing, and other valuable information for clinical care professionals and laboratorians. Read the full chapter at ASMPress


ASM’s Laboratory Capacity Strengthening (LabCap) program, with funding from the CDC, has supported the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)  in 18 countries to improve quality diagnostics for HIV/AIDS, TB and other Opportunistic Infections. Diagnostic testing is the first critical step in providing care and treatment and working to fulfill the U.S. vision of an AIDS-Free Generation.


Resources to Help You Teach About Communicable Disease and Immunity from ASM’s open-access Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) to help your students understand the mechanisms behind the spread of disease and how the human immune system works.

Top Blogs from mBiosphere


ASM Meetings & Conferences: Leading the Discussion on the HIV/AIDs Epidemic

The HIV/AIDs epidemic took the world by storm in the early 1980s. Shortly after the first initial reporting in June of 1981, ASM held its 21st ICAAC meeting in Chicago. That year, ICAAC featured a scheduled symposium on emerging diseases. A last-minute addition—a special presentation given by James Curran of the CDC—captivated the audience with little-known facts about a virtually unknown disease, later known as HIV/AIDs. Click here to read about the history of HIV/AIDS, the unraveling of this epidemic at ICAAC, and its impact on the discussions in the world of microbiology.  

The all-new ASM Microbe 2016, integrating the ASM General Meeting and ICAAC meeting, featured several symposia on HIV/AIDs.  Watch New Frontiers in HIV Cure – an audio-synched recording of sessions from the meeting – below. ASM Microbe 2017, taking place June 1 to 5 in New Orleans, will continue to discuss this epidemic. Check out the website regularly for the most up-to-date programming information.




Immune Based Therapeutics for HIV Care by Dan H. Barouch, MD, PhD


Role of Residual Viral Replication by Javier Martinez-Picado, PhD


Genome Engineering HIV and its Host by Paula Cannon, PhD 


Next Steps to Eradication by Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD 

Other HIV/AIDS Resources

CDC - HIV 101
NIH - The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS
AIDSinfo - Glossary
AIDSinfo - HIV Overview
VA – HIV/AIDS Basics 


In the news: 

Major HIV Vaccine Trial in South Africa Stokes Hope

UN calls for urgent action to protect young women from HIV/Aids in Africa

Chinese drug aims at taming HIV/AIDS related complications

Namibia: 7 000 More HIV-Aids Cases Forecast By Next March


To contact an ASM member about the HIV virus, please email:

Rajesh Tim Gandhi, MD
Infectious Disease Associates
Massachusetts General Hospital


Zika Virus Resources

zika infographicThere is a growing outbreak of a mosquito-borne virus called Zika virus. Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes and infection of a pregnant mother has been associated with birth defects. Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas.

Recognizing the importance of this public health emergency after the severe outbreak in Brazil, ASM has compiled a list of informational resources available from the Society and other sources on the disease.  This list will be updated as new material becomes available.


ASM Zika Virus Resources

ASM Actions on Zika
Follow ASM's latest actions in response to Zika virus.

ASM Journal Articles on Zika Virus
Journal article published by the ASM on Zika virus.  No subscription required.

This Week in Virology
Virologists explores the biology and recent outbreaks of Zika virus.

@ASM ConferenceSpecial President's Edition on What Does the Biology of Flaviviruses Tell Us About Zika: The Importance of Fundamental Virus Biology

June 1, 2016 | Washington, DC

ASM Press resources:

Open-access chapter on Zika virus from Emerging Infections

Media Advisory: Congress Passes Resolution Allowing for Zika Funding


Other Zika Virus Resources

Upcoming Webinar on Updated CDC Zika Laboratory Testing Guidance

CDC Health Advisory

CDC Zika Virus Website

CDC Travel Health Notice 

WHO Zika Virus Response

PAHO/WHO Zika Virus Epidemiological Alerts and Updates

Zika Virus in the Americas - Yet Another Arbovirus Threat

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Travel Alert

NIAID grants available to develop rapid Zika tests and basic virology

Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016

FACT SHEET: Preparing for and Responding to the Zika Virus at Home and Abroad

National Science Foundation issues call for Zika virus proposals

Notes from the Field: Evidence of Zika Virus Infection in Brain and Placental Tissues from Two Congenitally Infected Newborns and Two Fetal Losses — Brazil, 2015

FDA issues recommendations to reduce the risk for Zika virus blood transmission in the United States

Recommendations for Donor Screening, Deferral, and Product Management to Reduce the Risk of Transfusion-Transmission of Zika Virus

A new video from CDC featuring Dr. Anne Schuchat: Zika Virus 101

Zika: Strategic Response Framework & Joint Operations Plan


In the News:


To contact an ASM member about Zika virus, please email:

Michael Diamond, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Medicine

Head, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development

Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs

Washington University School of Medicine

(Image: PAHO/WHO)

President's Bimonthly Newsletter

Communications Resources