The Infectious Diseases Clinic cares for 350-400 HIV-infected
patients in the Primary Care Center, which is a five minute walk from
the Infectious Diseases Program labs in MR4 and Jordan Hall. It also
provides support to satellite clinics that care for an additional 150
patients. Directors of the Clinic are Program graduates Brian
Wispelwey, M.D. and Greg Townsend, M.D.
Clinical research conducted at the Clinic includes participation in
antiretroviral protocols, protocols of the NIH Mycoses Study Group, and
evaluation of therapies for opportunistic infections. More basic
retroviral research, utilizing HIV isolates from patients, is conducted
by the Thaler Center.
The Clinic encompasses the AIDS Resource and Consultation Center,
which serves half of the Commonwealth of Virginia by providing
workshops, lectures, HIV testing and counseling courses, and a
preceptor program. Trainees of the Infectious Disease Program receive
instruction and participate in the care of HIV infected individuals
through the clinic.