The service provides access to a database developed by Stanford's HIVdb project to detail resistance of human immunodeficiency virus to established drug treatment regimens. Data provide scores according to the Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Algorithm for 17 protease and RT inhibitor compounds approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as treatments for HIV. Data also provide comments to guide evaluations and applications to form judgments of likely levels of drug resistance.
API methods support submission of nucleic acid sequences to retrieve algorithmic scores predicting resistance of the described virus strain to known HIV treatment drugs. An XSL transform template is available to render the XML web service results as human-readable HTML.