HIV sequence databases

AIDS Rev. Jan-Mar 2003;5(1):52-61.


Two important databases are often used in HIV genetic research, the HIV Sequence Database in Los Alamos, which collects all sequences and focuses on annotation and data analysis, and the HIV RT/Protease Sequence Database in Stanford, which collects sequences associated with the development of viral resistance against anti-retroviral drugs and focuses on analysis of those sequences. The types of data and services these two databases offer, the tools they provide, and the way they are set up and operated are described in detail.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-HIV Agents / pharmacology
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Drug Resistance, Viral / genetics
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy
  • HIV Infections / virology
  • HIV Protease / drug effects
  • HIV Protease / genetics*
  • HIV Reverse Transcriptase / drug effects
  • HIV Reverse Transcriptase / genetics*
  • HIV-1 / drug effects
  • HIV-1 / enzymology
  • HIV-1 / genetics*
  • Humans


  • Anti-HIV Agents
  • HIV Reverse Transcriptase
  • HIV Protease