HIV outpatient clinic and day clinic
Patients with HIV infections in all stages are treated in the HIV Outpatient Clinic and Day Clinic of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary Medicine of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin on the Campus Virchow-Klinikum (CVK).
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This outpatient clinic specialises in HIV/AIDS.
What is HIV/AIDS?
If left untreated, this progressive immunodeficiency can result in severe infections and tumours after just under a decade, as well as a multitude of other HIV-associated complications, most of which are fatal.
The treatment of thousands of HIV-infected patients has been a focus of the clinic for more than thirty years.
Both outpatient and inpatient as well as intensive medical treatment options are available for this purpose.
Today, HIV infection is treated with long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART). This can permanently inhibit the spread of the virus in the blood, so that the life expectancy of treated HIV-infected people with a good quality of life largely corresponds to that of healthy people. The therapy should be started as soon as possible in order to minimize the risk of virus transmission.
The clinic's services include, among other things, the following:
- the management of antiretroviral therapy including its side effects;
- the diagnosis and treatment of HIV-associated diseases and diseases not directly related to HIV infection.
The complexity of HIV infection requires multidisciplinary care. For this reason, the clinic has had a proven cooperation with other relevant Charité departments for many years.
The aim is to develop and test new antiretroviral drugs in close cooperation with the Charité Research Organisation.
Please bring to the agreed date:
- Letter of referral (issued in current quarter)
- Health insurance card (and identity card for comparison)
- medication plan
- At the first presentation: all previous findings (laboratory values, doctor's letters, X-ray and CT images), if the pre-treatment has not taken place at the Charité