Although there is no cure for HIV or AIDS, antiretroviral medications can suppress the virus to prevent or delay the onset of AIDS. The HIV/AIDS professionals help patients manage their illness and live full and healthy lives.
The Center for AIDS Research and Treatment (CART) is the largest AIDS Designated Center of Excellence on Long Island.
CART’s highly experienced staff provides comprehensive care for 1,500 patients in one convenient location:
- Board-certified infectious disease specialists become your primary care physician to coordinate all aspects of your health care.
- Nurse-case managers assigned to each patient guide you through every step of your treatment.
- Clinics for primary care are held Monday through Friday.
- Social workers help you with health insurance, support groups and other nonmedical needs.
- Dedicated psychiatrists with special training in HIV/AIDS care help you cope with the emotional aspects of HIV/AIDS.
- The in-house laboratory provides quick turnaround for test results.
- Pharmacists in the in-house pharmacy can fill your prescriptions while you wait or arrange for home delivery.
- Nutritionists provide food plans to support your health and help prevent other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
- Dentists provide specialized care for HIV patients, who are at higher risk for dental and oral problems.
- Physician-scientists participate in active clinical trials to develop the latest, most advanced therapies for treating HIV.
The Center for Young Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric HIV (CYAAPH) at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York provides comprehensive medical and psychosocial care to children and adolescents, from infancy to age 24, who are HIV infected. Our goal is to offer children, adolescents and their family’s state-of-the-art medical care as well as the psychological, emotional, social and educational/vocational support to help the children transition to leading fulfilling and independent lives.
- Specialised services for adolescents including mental health screening, gynecological care, reproductive counseling, risk reduction education, and academic/career planning
- Comprehensive primary care services in accordance with the New York State AIDS Institute standards
- Crisis intervention and other psychosocial services performed by licensed clinical social workers and psychologists
- Connection to community-based organizations that provide housing, insuance and mental health assistance
- Substance abuse services
- Case management
- Support groups
The Retroviral Disease Center (RDC) is committed to the delivery of high-quality comprehensive medical care to HIV positive patients. We work as partners with our patients and are dedicated to delivering care in a manner that ensures understanding, respect, dignity and compassion. We are located on the first floor of the Manhattan, Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH) building in the Primary Care Center.
The HIV Health Services program at Staten Island University Hospital educates the public on:
- The ways in which HIV is transmitted.
- How high-risk behavior may be identified and modified.
- How a healthy lifestyle can be maintained.
The programs are divided into two groups- services for the individual patient and family members and services for the community.
For the Individual Client
- Counseling on HIV issues
- HIV Support Groups
- Referrals for Ancillary or Outside Services
- Crisis Intervention
- Case Management
- Medical Care
For the Community
- Crises Intervention
- Community Outreach
- Resource Materials
- In-service Training
- Referrals for Ancillary or Outside Service
There are HIV health care sites to accommodate people seeking medical services.
- Staten Island University Hospital - South
- Bay Street Health Center
- Stapleton Clinic
Confidentiality is a primary concern for our patients. As such, we closely follow the applicable state and federal confidentiality regulations regarding patient information.