Duke’s infectious disease specialists provided tailored treatment, including specific, appropriate antibiotic therapy, for a variety of conditions. Specialized clinics to treat HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are offered.
Specific conditions treated include:
A large number of patients with a wide variety of STDs receive treatment at an outreach clinic offered through the Durham Health Department.
Duke’s outpatient infectious disease clinic offers consultations for ambulatory patients with acute infectious disease problems as well as ongoing care of patients with chronic infectious diseases requiring specialized management and/or treatment, including HIV.
Duke advocates outpatient management of HIV and its complications whenever possible. Duke provides outpatient services to more than 1500 patients with HIV infection, and more than 100 patients visit the clinics each week.
Almost one third of these patients are enrolled in clinical studies involving anti-retroviral drugs or drugs to treat opportunistic infections and neoplasms.
Treatment rooms for the administration of medications, fluids, and transfusions are provided.
Social work and counseling support are also offered, including peer counseling and referrals to legal assistance and pastoral services.
Confidential peer counseling is offered for clients of the Duke infectious disease clinic.
The peer counselor can offer:
Your doctor or social worker can make an appointment for you, or you can call directly. To contact for peer counselor, call 919-668-2244 and ask for Mary. You may leave a confidential message.
At Duke, social workers patients with other support services, including legal assistance and support services at local churches. For more information, please see AIDS Legal Assistance Project and Partners in Caring.
Physicians offering this service include:
This service is available at: