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As a patient in the clinic, you receive confidential, regular care from a coordinated team of infectious disease specialists. Our team is on the leading edge of medical knowledge – many of our physicians have been recognized nationally for their research and clinical work.
The clinic offers the following services to the Southern Arizona community:
- Advocacy-related activities
- Counseling services for patients and their loved ones
- Early intervention including targeted, routine diagnostic testing, counseling and education for those at high risk of contracting HIV, including HIV-negative partners of HIV-infected patients
- Medical management and clinical care coordination of HIV/AIDS—including antiretroviral therapies, navigation of healthcare coverage, ongoing primary care and infectious disease specialty care
- Mental health
- Resource referrals including mental health services, substance abuse services, dental and oral care, and other supportive services
- Treatment adherence, being administered by clinical pharmacist
We treat all patients with HIV/AIDS in need of medical care. Those in need of financial assistance have access to Ryan White Program services. Financial status is evaluated based on the U.S. Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.
The University of Arizona Petersen HIV Clinics are operated by the UA Division of Infectious Diseases, which are part of the UA Department of Medicine, the largest department at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. It is funded by grants provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration, a unit of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.