The Division of Infectious Diseases is a nationally recognized center for state-of-the-art HIV care, and has provided services for more than 25 years. The HIV/AIDS program provides patient care at Henry Ford Hospital, providing comprehensive HIV primary care to over 1200 HIV-infected adults follow the latest treatment guidelines. The division received Ryan White Part A funding for the primary care services they offers as well as the early intervention services.
These funds support a multidisciplinary team approach to care, which includes:
- a HIV pharmacist
- peer advocate
- social support services
- adherence counselor
The division of Infectious Disease also offers services focused testing and counseling the parents and contacts of HIV/AIDS patients. This helps to promote early intervention and identification of individuals who could be infected with HIV.
In 2005 the Henry Ford Department of Emergency Medicine expanded on these services by offering HIV counseling, testing and referral services to ER patients. These services are specially focused on patients being treated for sexually transmitted infections and other high risk conditions.