The Ryan White HIV Primary Care and Infectious Diseases Specialty Clinic
The Ryan White HIV Primary Care and Infectious Diseases Specialty Clinic (IDSC), an outpatient clinic of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, is the primary outpatient clinic and is one of the largest infectious diseases clinics in the state, following approximately 1,900 patients with HIV. Clinical services and research initiatives at the IDSC are being expanded through Ryan White funding to include a dental clinic and an HIV secondary prevention initiative. Faculty members, including Aimee M. Wilkin, MD, MPH; Kevin High, MD, MSc; Marina Núñez, MD, PhD; Vera Luther, MD; Luis Barroso, MD; and Laura Bachmann, MD are nationally recognized for their expertise in HIV research and clinical care. The Section has one satellite clinic in High Point, NC.
Clinic Visit information
The Infectious Diseases Specialty Clinic provides comprehensive services for HIV positive adults, age 18 years or older, including:
- HIV/AIDS specialty medical, nursing and pharmacy care
- social work services
- benefits advocacy
- prescription assistance
- oral health care
- referrals to regional HIV/AIDS service organizations
- referrals to a full spectrum of medical specialty care offered at CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center
The Ryan White HIV Primary Care and Infectious Diseases Specialty Clinic has been in operation for 25 years. Any adult who is HIV positive and is 18 years or older, may receive care at the clinic regardless of his/her insurance status or ability to pay. All HIV-positive patients receive financial counseling in the clinic. Sliding scale billing may be arranged based on a patient's income. In some cases, the patient will not be responsible for any medical charges.
Faculty Members Nationally Recognized For Expertise in HIV Investigation and Clinical Care
Aimee M. Wilkin, MD, MPH
Kevin High, MD, MSc
Marina Núñez, MD, PhD
Vera Luther, MD
Luis Barroso, MD
Laura Bachmann, MD
This clinic offers comprehensive primary care to HIV positive adults. In some cases, the patient may be referred to his/her family or primary care physician if he/she has multiple medical diagnoses and has access to another physician. Referrals to a family physician may be made as medically indicated.