To keep you updated on the go, we highlight a free medical app each month!
Librarian reviewers from Saskatchewan Health Authority and Alberta Health Services consider the audience and purpose of the apps, as well as highlighting additional features:
Our complete grading criteria is embedded in the review.
Note: Reviewers are not healthcare professionals and don't appraise the quality of any recommendations within the app. Reviews are not meant as endorsements.
|AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Guidelines|
Image Source: AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Guidelines, Apple App Store. Retrieved on February 5, 2019 from https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/aidsinfo-hiv-aids-guidelines/id1071325300?mt=8
Company Name: National Library of Medicine
iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Last updated (as per App Store listing):September 29, 2018
Android 4.0 and up
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): December 4, 2018
|Country of origin||United States|
|Size||27.1 MB for iOS; 6.7 MB for Android|
|Specialties / Disciplines||
Health care providers, and researchers working with HIV/AIDS patients.
“The AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Guidelines app provides mobile access to the federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines. These clinical guidelines offer recommendations approved by expert panels for the treatment of adult, adolescent, pediatric, and perinatal HIV infection, as well as recommendations for the treatment of HIV-related opportunistic infections in adults, adolescents, and children.”
Info found in App Store or Google Play.
|Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading|
Five of the six guidelines contains an editorial panel roster where names and affiliations are provided. The last updated date and last reviewed date are in the “What’s New in the Guidelines?” section.
Information on the grading system is available in the guidelines section on the AIDSinfo’s website. Pediatric Opportunistic uses a modified GRADE. The other five use another grading system.
|Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries|
|Organization of information||
• Access to 6 federal guidelines on the treatment of HIV/AIDS and related opportunistic infections
|Navigation||• Search feature that allows user to quickly find relevant information within a specific guideline
• Spell suggest feature (for searching) available when users are connected to wireless or using cellular data
• Bookmark feature that allows user to mark a frequently visited sections
Internet connection required for use: No; Text search field: Yes; Browsable content by subject: Yes; Advertisements: No; Pop-up advertisements: No; In-app purchases: No