Antiepileptic Drug Selection for People with HIV/AIDS

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

January 10, 2012

Last Updated Month/Year

June 21, 2023

Supplemental Implementation Tools

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To develop guidelines for selection of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) among people with HIV/AIDS.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D004827 - Epilepsy


human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), epilepsy, Antiepileptic

Source Citation

Evidence-based guideline: Antiepileptic drug selection for people with HIV/AIDS. Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Ad Hoc Task Force of the Commission on Therapeutic Strategies of the International League Against Epilepsy. G.L. Birbeck, J.A. French, E. Perucca, D.M. Simpson, H. Fraimow, J.M. George, J.F. Okulicz, D.B. Clifford, H. Hachad, R.H. Levy. Neurology Jan 2012, 78 (2) 139-145; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31823efcf8

Supplemental Methodology Resources

Evidence Tables, Methodology Supplement