Infectious diseases — Specialties
The infectious disease specialists at UC Davis Children's Hospital diagnose and treat pediatric patients who have persistent or recurrent infections or are suspected of having tuberculosis or rare bacterial infections. We treat infants, children and adolescents for numerous infectious diseases including bacterial and viral infections, lung and respiratory infections, parasitic infections, and skin infections and rashes. We also treat adolescents for sexually contracted diseases, including AIDS and HIV.
|Bacterial and viral infections||Lung and respiratory infections|
|Parasitic infections||Sexually transmitted diseases|
|Skin infections and rashes|
Diagnosing and caring for pediatric HIV and AIDS patients
The Division of Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children's Hospital offers one of a few Northern California medical practices outside the San Francisco Bay Area with expertise in diagnosing and caring for children with pediatric HIV — human immunodeficiency virus, the cause of AIDS. The Office of National AIDS Policy has determined that one-quarter of AIDS patients in the United States are young people under the age of 21.
The pediatric infectious disease clinic functions as an infectious disease and immunology facility for California Children's Services, providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and support services for infants and children at risk for HIV infection or already diagnosed as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Additionally, UC Davis Children's Hospital is a participant in the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act Program, which was established by the federal government in 1990 to help underwrite care of people with HIV and AIDS who lack adequate health insurance. The program is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) Division of Service Systems.