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. Pampush Kaul, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the IDC, leads 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.
The Region’s Only Center of Excellence for HIV Care
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.
The IDC is also home to the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU), created to study those with HIV and AIDS. This team of researchers includes Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, Professor of Medicine and Principal Investigator and Judith Feinberg, MD, Professor of Medicine, Co-Principal Investigator for the ACTU and National Board Chair for the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Grant funding is provided by the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), a clinical trials network funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), an institute of the National Institute of Health (NIH). ACTG investigators and units are the major resource for HIV/AIDS research, treatment, care, training and education in their communities.
Research is currently underway in areas of HIV infection, including developing and testing preventive HIV vaccines, prevention strategies and new treatments for HIV infection and AIDS-associated opportunistic infections.