What Happens In The Infectious Diseases Department
This department treats patients with infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis. Services provided may include HIV consultation, on-site pharmacy, phlebotomy services (safe collection of blood samples), treatment rooms for IV infusions, nutrition counseling, buprenorphine therapy and specialty care in dermatology, gynecology, neurology, endocrinology and mental health. Also, HIV testing sites and access to clinical trials to try new HIV treatments.
What Is Treated In This Department
All infectious diseases, primarily HIV/AIDs but also hepatitis C and tuberculosis.
What Doctors Treat Infectious Diseases
HIV specialist: A doctor accredited by the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM).
Phlebotomist: Technicians who are trained to collect blood from patients for examination by the medical laboratory team.
Genetic counselors: Genetic counselors work with families vulnerable to inheriting genetic disorders.