VCU Infectious Disease Clinic

VCU Infectious Disease Clinic

Location

1200 East Broad Street
West Hospital, 3rd Floor East Wing

Contact information

Phone: (804) 828-5915
Fax: (804) 828-2444

To speak with a nurse or case manager:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (804) 828-2338

After hours, weekends or holidays:
Call (804) 828-0951 for emergencies only.

Health care providers who would like to discuss an HIV-related case can call (804) 828-2210. Initial contact information will be obtained and you will be contacted by a consultant within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).

About the clinic

The on-campus comprehensive outpatient HIV/AIDS care clinic is the largest in Virginia, caring for more than 1,800 HIV-infected patients. Founded in 1988, it serves as a regional referral center for adults and children with HIV infection in and beyond Central Virginia. Its inner city location is on public transportation routes and is convenient for most patients. A staff of seven Infectious Diseases board-certified, university physicians experienced in HIV care as well as five experienced nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants provide comprehensive care to clinic patients, as well as consultation services to other sites. The patient care team includes three experienced RNs, four social workers/case managers, and other support personnel that help guide the patient through all stages of the care process, from the first clinical intake visit.

In addition to providing primary HIV care, the clinic provides a number of in-clinic specialty services:

  1. Integrated family/women’s/pediatric HIV health care, supported by Ryan White Title IV funds.
  2. Multi-drug resistant HIV care with access to the latest investigational anti-HIV drugs and clinical trials, supported by specialized adherence and pharmacy monitoring.
  3. HIV pharmacy consults with an HIV specialist pharmacist (Pharm.D.) to assist with pill boxes, adherence (in combination with our adherence counselor) and drug interaction/pharmacokinetics.
  4. Mental health counseling and psychiatry liaison.
  5. Hepatitis B/C co-infection clinic with a board-certified hepatologist for biopsies and management. The clinic serves as an access point for several hepatitis/HIV co-infection research protocols.
  6. Case management for each patient, including psychosocial and financial assistance by a primary HIV Licensed Social Worker case manager. The case managers participate in the management of all patients, assist with financial/housing/transportation issues, and provide supportive counseling as indicated. HIV prevention education, nutrition, peer advocacy programs and other services are available.
  7. Telemedicine is available using the VCU Medical Center’s state-of-the-art telemedicine center, HIV clinic providers offering HIV care for more than 400-HIV infected inmates within the Virginia Department of Corrections system at 11 different prison facilities.
  8. Access to clinical research funded through the National Institutes of Health and the extensive subspecialty medical resources of the VCU Medical Center.