Infectious Diseases

HIV/AIDS Treatment

As medical advances transform HIV into a treatable and chronic disease, our physicians are experts in finding the right treatment for you. We believe in a balanced approach to treating HIV and AIDS, combining treatment, research, and preventive education. Patients receive individualized care using the latest medical advances, and we promote community-based initiatives. 

Access to the Latest Advances

At the Institute for Advanced Medicine, we provide treatment and services to those who are infected, while providing preventive services to those at risk. Because we are part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, you have access to state-of-the-art knowledge and technology only available through a major academic medical center.

A Broad Range of Services, Tailored to You

You’ll receive personalized care, with access to primary care, mental health, and specialty practices. Your team may include primary-care physicians, nurse practitioners, infectious disease fellows, sub-specialty providers, nurses, and social workers. And an infectious disease specialist will lead the team to ensure comprehensive and continuous care.

Services include:

  • Medical, Mental Health, Social Services, and Case Management
  • Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment
  • Psychological Assessment and Counseling
  • Pre- and Post-Test HIV Counseling
  • AIDS Prevention Education and Risk Reduction
  • Access to Clinical Drug Trials
  • Immediate Medical Support: Speak to a nurse, by phone, during regular clinic hours
  • Urgent Care Program: Medical attention for ill patients who do not require hospitalization (call in appointments: 8:30 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Routine Gynecological Care for HIV-Positive Women
  • Support Groups
  • Adherence Program
  • Specialty Care

The Jack Martin Fund Clinic patients also have access to Specialty Care at Mount Sinai.

Sub-specialty care provided on site includes:

  • Dermatology
  • Hepatitis C Co-Infection
  • Neurology/Neuropsychology
  • Nephrology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry

Patients are referred to the Mount Sinai specialists best suited to meet their particular needs.

Psychiatric Services:

On staff are two full-time psychiatrists and a psychiatry fellow providing weekly support groups and on-going psychotherapy groups.  Support groups include:

  • HIV Basics
  • Legal Aid
  • Nutrition
  • Safer Sex
  • Entitlements
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting
  • HIV and Pregnancy Adherence

Mount Sinai is also home to the NeuroAIDS Program, which helps patients with a range of neuro-infectious diseases, including neuro-AIDS, neuro-HIV, neurosyphillis, and meningitis. Our highly skilled neurologists and specially trained staff are equipped with years of experiences in treating these challenging conditions. 

Finding the Next Groundbreaking Therapies

Our physician-scientists in the Division of Infectious Diseases are currently conducting a wide variety of HIV/AIDS research studies to uncover the next breakthrough—including finding preventative or therapeutic vaccines against HIV.

In addition, our advances in antiviral therapies have extended the lives of people living with chronic infections such as HIV and hepatitis C with its associated liver disease. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection is responsible for a five-fold increase in hospitalizations and has become a leading cause of complications and mortality in HIV-infected individuals. In fact, liver diseases resulting from HCV infection are responsible for 50 percent of all deaths of people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. These studies offer patients access to experimental treatments not yet available elsewhere. Please visit the Mount Sinai Hepatitis C Virus Program for more information. 

As a leader in the care of those affected by HIV and liver diseases, Mount Sinai has exceptional resources for patients co-infected with both HIV and HCV. Mount Sinai physicians and researchers have published numerous scientific studies that have made significant contributions to our understanding of HIV as well as to the development of treatment and prevention strategies.