UC Health Infectious Diseases promotes excellence in patient care, research and education. Staffed by a team of nationally and internationally recognized clinicians who specialize in infectious diseases, our research-based clinical care unit utilizes achievements in research to deliver the best in patient care. UC Health Infectious Diseases physicians collaborate with all specialty units within UC Health University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the UC Health Infectious Disease Center to provide the highest level of care to patients with infectious complications. Patients with complex infections who may benefit from an Infectious Disease consultation include:
- Intensive Care patients
- Immunocompromised patients
- Chemotherapy recipients
- Transplant patients
- Patients with trauma
- Patients with bone infection
Providing Quality Care for Critical Diseases
The Infectious Disease Center (IDC) at University of Cincinnati Medical Center provides the highest-quality care and treatment for patients facing all types of critical infections: HIV, bone infections, MRSA and more. The IDC features a group of health care professionals committed to providing treatment and management of these diseases, while also providing education, research, training for health care personnel and the promotion of infectious disease prevention strategies. This multidisciplinary team consists of physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, chemical dependency counselors, financial counselors, social workers and researchers, all dedicated to improving the health of those in our communities.
Now Offering FDA-Approved Medicine to Prevent HIV Infection
Backed by more than 30 years of academic medical research and clinical care experience, UC Health Infectious Diseases is now providing outpatient care for the prevention of HIV infection in high-risk adults. This FDA-approved, once-a-day pill, taken for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), combined with safer sex practices in both heterosexual and gay adults, reduces the risk of sexually acquired HIV infection. UC Health is now scheduling patient appointments once a month at our West Chester campus for those interested in participating in this PrEP regimen. Ongoing care includes monitoring for HIV and drug safety every three months, along with strict adherence to recommended dosing and counseling. Call (513) 475-8585 to schedule an appointment. No referral is needed.
Continuum of Care for the Whole Patient
The experienced physicians, nurses, lab technicians, and support staff of UC Health Infectious Diseases provide comprehensive care to address the full needs of our patients—from diagnosis through long-term outpatient care. We coordinate with other agencies, making sure our patients are connected to the appropriate resources, including mental health providers and financial services. Our team has a strong background in research and participates in studies that enhance the clinical care delivered to our patients. UC Health Infectious Diseases physicians are recognized by Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in Cincinnati, designations that honor the best in quality patient care. We achieve our goal of excellence in clinical care, patient care, research and education through our accomplished physicians and research-based therapy.
Providing Access to Cutting Edge Therapies Through Clinical Trials and Research
A nationally recognized Center of Excellence for HIV care, the IDC at University of Cincinnati Medical Center is the only center in the region that provides a comprehensive program of primary and consultative care for HIV patients, treating between 5,000 and 6,000 patients with HIV each year. As one of only 32 U.S. sites funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct clinical trials research in HIV, patients are assured they’re receiving the most current care and treatment available.
- Research-based therapy: UC Health Infectious Diseases is the only program in Cincinnati that provides cutting edge research-based therapy. We continue to enhance the delivery of clinical care to our patients and provide the most current treatments available. Some of our clinical trials address HIV and seasonal flu, including H1N1.
- HIV clinical trials: UC Health Infectious Diseases provides primary care and subspecialty care to about 90 percent of Greater Cincinnati’s HIV infected patients. We are the only program in the area that provides access to clinical trials, national NIH studies and pharmaceutical studies.
- AIDS Clinical Trial Unit: The National Institute of Health (NIH) has been funding our AIDS Clinical Trial Unit (ACTU) since the 1980s. UC Health Infectious Diseases’ ACTU conducts clinical HIV/AIDS research in order to develop safe and effective drugs, prevention strategies and HIV vaccines.
- AIDS Education and Training Center: We are a recipient of the AIDS Education and Training Center Grant. This allows us to provide outreach and education to physicians, nurses, prison service personnel, and the health department for AIDS education and training in Southern Ohio.