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UC San Diego Health System and the UC San Diego School of Medicine AIDS Research Institute support a number of clinical and research programs for people living with AIDS or HIV, including:

  • Owen Clinic, an HIV/AIDS outpatient treatment center that incorporates many disciplines and referrals to programs and facilities that specialize in treating HIV-positive persons.
  • Early Intervention and Bridge Programs, available for people who have recently been diagnosed with HIV and are in need of medical treatment.
  • Lead the Way, a project to encourage voluntary HIV testing among residents living in the 92103 and 92104 zip codes or ask them to complete a brief survey if they choose not to obtain a test.
  • VA San Diego Healthcare System, which offers a Special Infectious Disease (SPID) Clinic for military veterans and their families who are affected by HIV.
  • The Early Test program for quick HIV testing and results is available in the community and through the AntiViral Research Center.
  • The San Diego AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) is based at UC San Diego's Owen Clinic. This program offers "mini-residencies" to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses who wish to learn improved strategies in caring for HIV-positive persons.
  • HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center, which conducts local, national and international research devoted to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV-related diseases as they affect the brain and nervous system, and result in impairment of everyday functioning.
  • Mother, Child & Adolescent HIV Program provides comprehensive HIV care to pregnant women, children, teens and mothers. A multidisciplinary team of HIV specialists provides medical care, clinical trials, patient education, counseling, case management and community education.

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