National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center

Investigator: Ronald Goldschmidt, MD
Sponsor: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Location(s): United States


University of California, San Francisco Department of Family and Community Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital

Our goal is to supply health care providers with a national resource to obtain timely, expert and appropriate responses to clinical questions related to:

  • Treatment of persons with HIV infection The National HIV Telephone Consultation Service (Warmline) offers expert clinical consultation on antiretroviral treatment options, drug interactions and toxicity, resistance testing, prophylaxis and management of opportunistic infections, and primary care of persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • Health care worker exposure to HIV and other blood-borne pathogens The National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline) provides around-the-clock advice on managing occupational exposures to HIV, and hepatitis B and C.
  • Treatment of HIV-infected pregnant women and their infants The National Perinatal HIV Consultation and Referral Service (Perinatal Hotline) provides 24-hour advice from HIV experts on indications and interpretations of HIV testing, and consultation on treating HIV-infected pregnant women and their exposed infants. The Referral Service connects HIV-infected women with HIV-experienced care provders.

The Warmline, PEPline and Perinatal Hotline are free and confidential services:

  • Cost Free The Center is a federally funded service. All consultations are provided free of charge.
  • Confidential Caller and patient identity is not required.

Warmline, PEPline and Perinatal Hotline consultations are provided by faculty members of the University of California, San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital.