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.

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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