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Bioinformatics. 2011 Nov 1;27(21):3065-6. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr515. Epub 2011 Sep 9.

HIV Therapy Simulator: a graphical user interface for comparing the effectiveness of novel therapy regimens.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.

Abstract

Computer simulation models can be useful in exploring the efficacy of HIV therapy regimens in preventing the evolution of drug-resistant viruses. Current modeling programs, however, were designed by researchers with expertise in computational biology, limiting their accessibility to those who might lack such a background. We have developed a user-friendly graphical program, HIV Therapy Simulator (HIVSIM), that is accessible to non-technical users. The program allows clinicians and researchers to explore the effectiveness of various therapeutic strategies, such as structured treatment interruptions, booster therapies and induction-maintenance therapies. We anticipate that HIVSIM will be useful for evaluating novel drug-based treatment concepts in clinical research, and as an educational tool.

AVAILABILITY:

HIV Therapy Simulator is freely available for Mac OS and Windows at http://sites.google.com/site/hivsimulator/.

CONTACT:

jmittler@uw.edu.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

PMID:
21908542
DOI:
10.1093/bioinformatics/btr515
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