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Owen Clinic: HIV/ AIDS Treatment

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Established in 1982, the Owen Clinic is the largest, most comprehensive primary care center in San Diego for individuals living with HIV.

Each year our physicians, nurses, social workers and pharmacists care for, counsel, educate and support more than 3,000 men and women.

As part of a research-intensive academic medical system, our patients may have an opportunity to participate in HIV or AIDS research projects and potentially benefit from the latest advances in care before they are widely available. 

The Owen Clinic's mission also includes training medical students, residents and community doctors on how to provide exceptional care to those with HIV and AIDS.


Recognized as one of the nation's outstanding HIV primary care clinics, the Owen Clinic embraces a whole-person view of HIV care, offering a range of programs to address the spectrum of ways in which a person’s life may be impacted by a chronic health condition such as HIV. These services are part of how we support and nurture each and every individual on his or her journey to well-being. They include:

Your Care Team

As a patient at the Owen Clinic, your care will be coordinated by a single primary care provider (PCP) experienced in your particular health care challenges. Your PCP will work in partnership with nurses and social workers to ensure you always receive the care you need in a coordinated and compassionate setting. To further support your care, the clinic has on-call nurses who are ready to answer questions, advise you on health concerns, and communicate urgent issues to your PCP. Clinic pharmacists can help you and your PCP plan for initial HIV treatments or adjust antiretroviral regimens. Counseling is available to help patients adhere to their treatment regimes.

Specialty Clinics

The Owen Clinic also offers in-house specialty care to better support the specific medical needs of patients with HIV at a single, convenient location – your medical home. These include:

  • Anal dysplasia clinic: For patients who have had an abnormal pap smear
  • Liver clinic: For patients with Hepatitis B or C
  • Lipid/lipodystrophy clinic: For patients with high cholesterol or high triglyceride levels
  • Oncology/hematology clinic: For patients with HIV-related cancer or blood problems

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