Infectious Diseases Clinical Program

Pediatric HIV/AIDS Services

The Division manages one of the nation’s largest comprehensive primary care HIV/AIDS programs for children infected at birth, located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and led by Dr. Gwendolyn Scott, a pioneer in HIV/AIDS research in children. Approximately, 260 HIV infected infants, children and youth are followed through the program.

The program offers diagnostic evaluation and management of infants and children at risk for HIV infection. Specialty Pediatric clinics, devoted to the care and treatment of over 400 children infected with or at risk for HIV 1 infection, meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Children are seen at least four times yearly; more often if they develop symptoms. Approximately 10 newly diagnosed children with HIV are referred to the program annually and children at risk for HIV are screened annually. HIV Care and Screening Clinics are held in the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute Mondays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Wednesdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Five board-certified Infectious Disease physicians, a nurse practitioner, the clinical infectious disease fellows and nurses work together in these clinics with a large group of committed ancillary staff, including social workers, psychologists, a nutritionist and a peer educator.