Dayton Children’s provides testing and ongoing care for infants, children and adolescents with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although there is not cure for HIV, the disease is treatable. In fact, early and consistent medical care can help people with HIV resist related infections, stay healthy and enjoy a good quality of life.
The infectious disease team provides the following services for children with HIV and their families:
- Testing to confirm a diagnosis of HIV
- Ongoing care to help prevent secondary infections and other illnesses
- Referrals to other specialists at Dayton Children’s who can provide support, such as psychologists, nutritionists and social workers.
- Referrals to local organizations that provide additional support, such as the Equitas Health in Dayton (formerly known as the AIDS Resource Center).
Learn more about caring for a child with HIV