In 1981, the first cases of what would later be identified at HIV/AIDS began to be reported in the medical literature. The emergence of this mysterious disease, which resulted in unusual infections and cancers that were occurring in otherwise young and healthy patients, started a movement within the specialty of infectious diseases, and mobilized a community to advocate for care. Ultimately the cause of this syndrome was determined to be weakened immune systems that were damaged by a previously unknown virus, now known as HIV.
Your doctors at TCIDA have been engaged in caring for patients with HIV from the very early days of this epidemic. While the rapid scientific discoveries have led to dramatic improvements in therapy and prognosis, our passion to care for our HIV community has not wavered. TCIDA remains on the front line of treatment, offering early access to novel and cutting edge therapies through our clinical trials. And, our providers are committed to keeping up with the latest scientific advances that continue to occur.
But most importantly, we recognize each patient as an individual, and we strive to treat each member of our community with dignity and respect.
Online HIV Resources
For additional information about many HIV-related topics, TCIDA recommends the following resources:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains the following website that offers information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and research:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in conjunction with the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), provides information about HIV Guidelines and Recommendations at this website: