Special Infectious Diseases
Children's HIV/AIDS Program is the leader in Chicago to provide patients with the opportunity to enroll in pediatric or adolescent HIV/AIDS clinical research studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Children's HIV/AIDS Program offers patients access to the latest medication and treatment available. This research will continue to:
- Advance the standards of HIV care significantly
- Improve the quality of life for HIV infected patients
- Reduce new infection rates
Currently, the program has more than 185 patients enrolled in government sponsored clinical trials.
Children's HIV/AIDS Program is one of the top rated pediatric HIV research sites in the country.
In addition, Children’s HIV/AIDS Program participates in numerous pharmaceutical company’s clinical research studies that strive to improve medication alternatives for HIV patients. These studies afford our patients access to cutting-edge research and medications that are designed to improve their quality of life until effective vaccines and a cure are found.
Children's HIV/AIDS Program has an on-site laboratory certified in various HIV tests from which we can obtain tests faster than any other institution in the Chicago area. Our lab has become one of the top rated pediatric HIV/AIDS labs in the country.
In fact, the advanced on-site lab at Children's Memorial provides pediatric HIV testing for Cook County Hospital, the University of Chicago, Loyola University Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and other institutions.