Division of Infectious Diseases

A New Paradigm in HIV Medicine: Undetectable = Untransmittable

Have you heard about the U=U campaign related to HIV transmission? U=U is a simple but important campaign based on a solid foundation of scientific evidence. In recent months, the global medical and scientific HIV community has come together to support the statement, “undetectable equals untransmittable”. This means that persons living with HIV, who take their medication and maintain undetectable HIV viral load, are NOT… Continue Reading

Fellowship MATCH DAY! Congratulations Randy and Lindsey!

As program director, I am exceedingly pleased with our match.  The ID landscape has been very competitive over the last few years but we have still been able to recruit fantastic fellows and have even expanded our program.  In 2017,  we interviewed more candidates than ever before and were able to match two excellent fellows; Randy McCreery and Lindsey Rearigh.  We value the opportunity to… Continue Reading

What it means to be a trainee learning from patients living with HIV

Rebecca Osborn, (Fourth Year UNMC Medical Student) I have always had a strong desire to work with under-served communities, and was thus drawn to the unique social and medical needs of patients living with HIV. Through my four-year track, I was able to gain early clinical experience, as well as participate in research and work closely with patients and their providers. During my rotations, I witnessed… Continue Reading

What Ryan White’s Legacy Means for HIV Care

Ryan White (1971-1990) became the national poster child for HIV/AIDS after he was expelled from middle school because of his HIV infection.  He was diagnosed with AIDS after receiving a contaminated blood transfusion at the age of 13.  His legal battles with the school system made him a national celebrity and spokesman for AIDS research and education.  Ryan White helped break the stigma that HIV/AIDS was… Continue Reading

UNMC Specialty Care Clinic welcomes you, from the moment you enter!

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Specialty Care Clinic (SCC) provides comprehensive care of persons living with HIV, at all stages of the disease, as well as specialty Transgender clinics. The team is composed of Physicians, Pharmacists & Pharmacy Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers & Case Managers, Medical Assistants, Front Desk Assistants, Patient Resource Specialists, Administrative Staff, and an in-house Laboratory technician.  We are… Continue Reading

December 1 is World AIDS Day – A Physician’s Opportunity to Reflect on the Journey of HIV Through the Years

World AIDS Day represents an opportunity for reflection – how far we’ve come since the beginning of the epidemic with unprecedented advances in treatment, and also reflection about the early days of fear and confusion. I have a vivid memory of the first patient I took care of with HIV infection. It was 1986 and I was living in Columbus Ohio and working in a… Continue Reading