Stanford HIVdb FAQ: Questions
Last updated on May 30, 2008
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If I don't find it here, does that mean that it doesn't exist?
Can I submit questions that I think should be part of this FAQ?
How do I cite Stanford HIVdb?
How does Stanford HIVdb define mutations?
How does Stanford HIVdb indicate mutations?
Why is the subtype B consensus sequence used rather than a particular isolate, the consensus sequence for a different subtype, or the consensus sequence for Group M sequences?
Drugs & Drug Resistance Mutations
What are the currently available antiretroviral drugs(ARVs) and drug classes?
Which mutations are considered drug resistance mutations?
Do any drug resistance mutations reduce susceptibility to drugs belonging to more than one drug class?
Why are some drug-resistance mutations called "Major" and others called "Minor"?
Which mutations are defined as Major and Minor drug resistance mutations (DRMs)?
How does Stanford HIVdb classify mutations?
Genotypic Resistance Interpretation Algorithm
Is there a detailed description of the Genotypic Resistance Interpretation program?
Are changes made to the Genotypic Resistance Interpretation algorithm documented?
What other Genotypic Resistance Interpretation algorithms are available besides HIVdb's? Can I specify my own?
We are looking for a way to automate the retrieval of data from your web application. Since your database is continually being updated, we would like to have the capability of matching up the data on a periodic basis?
What is a B,D,H,V,N QA Problem in the section Sequence Quality Assessment of the Interpretation report? What are the blue and red lines in the graph?
What happens when the submitted sequence has a reading frame-shift?
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