AACRN Suggested Study Resources



Although the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification does NOT endorse any study guide or reference materials for individuals interested in taking the AACRN certification exam, the following are suggested resources for preparing for the AACRN certification examination.

HIV/AIDS Related:

·   HIV Essentials.  (2017). Sax, P.E., Cohen, C.J. & Kuritzkes, D.R. 

·        Sande’s HIV/AIDS Medicine: Medical management of AIDS 2013. (2nd ed.) Volberding, P., Greene, W., Lange, J. M. A., Gallant, J. & Sewankambo, N.

2012 Medical Management of HIV Infection by John Bartlett and Joel Gallant.  Available at

http://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/ub/index/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/All_Topics/A

 
The following and other resources are available at  :
https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines

Adult and Adolescent ARV

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Adult and Adolescent Opportunistic Infection

Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

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Slide Sets for Adult Opportunistic Infections Guidelines from the AETC National Resource Center

HiddenSlide Sets for Adult Opportunistic Infections Guidelines from the AETC NationPerinatal

Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States

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“Drugs That Fight HIV-1” Brochure

Brochure created by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) that features images of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antiretroviral medications, grouped by drug class.Pediatric ARV

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection

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“Drugs That Fight HIV-1” Brochure

Brochure created by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) that features images of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antiretroviral medications, grouped by drug c

“Drugs That Fight HIV-1Pediatric Opportunistic Infection

Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

Slide Sets for Pediatric Opportunistic Infection Prevention and Treatment Guidelines on Incorporating HIV Prevention into Medical Care from the AETC National Resource Center

Slide Sets for Pediatric Opportunistic Infection Prevention and Treatment Guidelines on Incorporating HIV Prevention into Medical Care from the AETC National R

HIV-Infected Residents Displaced from Disaster Areas

Guidance for Non-HIV-Specialized Providers Caring for HIV-Infected Residents Displaced from Disaster Areas

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Clinical Practice Guideline: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States

Clinical Providers’ Supplement: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States 

Occupational Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Updated US Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Recommendations for Post-exposure Prophylaxis

Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Post-exposure Prophylaxis

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Slide Sets for Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Guidelines from the AETC National Resource 

Slide Sets for Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Guidelines from the AETC National Resource Center 

Non-occupational Post-exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP)

Antiretroviral Post-exposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection Drug Use, or Other Non-occupational Exposure to HIV in the United States

Prevention with Persons with HIV

Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States  

Laboratory Testing

Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection: Updated Recommendations 

Suggested Reporting Language for the HIV laboratory Diagnostic Testing Algorithm

Quick Reference Guide - Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection: Updated Recommendations

Hormonal Contraception

Update to CDC's U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010: Revised Recommendations for the Use of Hormonal Contraception Among Women at High Risk for HIV Infection or Infected with HIV

HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral

The following resources are available at: https://www.iasusa.org/

Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment and Prevention of HIV Infection in Adults Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel

HIV Prevention in Clinical Care Settings: Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society-USA Panel

Pocket Cards: Drug Resistance Mutations in HIV-1

This double-sided resource card contains a current list of mutations associated with clinical resistance to HIV and the accompanying user notes, which are regularly revised and disseminated by the IAS–USA Drug Resistance Mutations Group. An independent volunteer panel of experts focused on identifying key HIV-1 drug resistance mutations, the Drug Resistance Mutations Group strives to provide current, accurate, and unbiased information on these mutations for HIV practitioners.

The figures are also available as downloadable PDF and PowerPoint files.

The following resources are available at: http://www.hcvguidelines.org/

HCV Guidance: Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C

 

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