HIV Program and Clinical Research Services

HIV Program

The BWH HIV Program was established in 1990, providing both primary and consultative care to the HIV-positive population. A four-member team consisting of four Infectious Disease (ID) physicians, two nurses, and two social workers currently provides care. Additional activities of these physicians include research, education, supervision of physician trainees, and non-HIV related infectious disease.

At present, we provide the following services: primary medical and nursing care for HIV-infected individuals; HIV counseling and testing; social work services; linkages with and referrals to community-based services; support groups; counseling regarding reproductive choices; adherence education and counseling; nutritional consultation; ready access to a full range of specialty services, including obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, psychiatry, and oral health; substance abuse evaluation; and initial substance abuse counseling.

Our clinical group has strong collaborations with HIV basic science researchers. In addition, we have a special focus on HIV-related obstetrics. We also have close working relationships with state-funded sites that provide anonymous HIV testing and STD treatment. The availability of on-site services, such as the Clinical Trials Center and emergent and inpatient care, allows us to closely follow our patients' progress and provide continuity of care.

Please call (617) 732-8881 to schedule an appointment.

Clinical Research

The Division is actively involved in a variety of clinical research activities related to novel therapeutics. In particular, we have on-going studies related to the treatment of resistant bacterial pathogens, fungae, and HIV. We are active participants in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). If you are interested in learning more about our Clinical Research Program, please contact Joanne Delaney (ACTG) and Robert Tucker (HVTN).

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