HIV/AIDS & Infectious Diseases
Why Choose Us
No one in Atlanta knows more about treating HIV/AIDS than Grady. Since we opened the Ponce De Leon Center in 1986, we have diagnosed and treated one in four of Georgia’s HIV patients with a multidisciplinary staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other experts who have unparalleled experience with HI/AIDS, a progressive disease that – if untreated – worsens over time as it attacks the immune system.
The staff at Grady’s Ponce Center has been at the leading edge of research leading to advances in the treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. Our research has been sponsored by the National Institute of Health and other organizations.
Because the disease can result in a variety of health problems, Grady offers an important advantage: We’ve spent more than 125 years building the most comprehensive medical services in Atlanta, to deliver the best care possible.
HIV/AIDS patients often develop a variety of opportunistic infections and HIV-related cancers that can be caused by viruses, bacteria, funguses, and even parasites. We treat them all. Here are just a few of the most common:
One of the largest and most comprehensive HIV treatment programs in the nation, the Ponce Center provides care for more than 5,000 thousand men, women, and children. The center partners with many local AIDS service organizations – some housed onsite – to meet the complex needs of patients. The 90,000 square-foot facility offers an extensive range of outpatient and community based services, including:
Every hospital treats patients. At Grady, we strive to treat them better, more efficiently, and more effectively. Our mission to care for all who need us attracts HIV/AIDS specialists from across the nation. They are drawn here by the knowledge that we test the limits of medicine by innovating existing standards of care, researching cutting-edge drugs and therapies, and exploring novel treatments.
Our zeal for innovation has given Grady a national reputation for medical advancement in areas like HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, burn, stroke, diabetes, infectious diseases, women’s health, sickle cell, and other conditions cared for by specialists in our centers of excellence. Access to all of these accredited practices is available to every Grady patient and our collegial environment means that specialists routinely help to care for their colleagues’ patients.
Though clinicians are drawn by Grady’s reputation, most are employed by the Emory and Morehouse schools of medicine, which staff our medical services. Grady is one of a handful of U.S. health systems.