The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area is a recognized “hot spot” of the national HIV epidemic. Children and adolescents are included in this epidemic.
The Children’s National HIV Prevention and Treatment Program, within the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been around since the early 1980s and has consistently received funding support from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, named for an American teenager who contracted HIV from a blood treatment in the 1980s. We provide clinical and support services to the majority of infants, children, adolescents and young adults at risk for — and living with — HIV in the metropolitan D.C. area including suburban Maryland and Virginia.
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Preventative HIV Care and Treatment in Your Community
Our mission is to:
- Prevent HIV in our community
- Diagnose HIV in children and adolescents as soon as possible after infection
- Provide optimal care for those living with HIV and their caregivers and families
Our team works in close partnership with primary care community providers and specialists from multiple divisions at Children's National to provide comprehensive care for patients and support for their caregivers and families.
Children’s National is the lead pediatric and adolescent agency for the D.C. network of specialized HIV healthcare providers. Our partners include the regional departments of health, diverse youth health programs, area hospitals, D.C. school nursing program and an array of community-based organizations.
More About Our Services
Our HIV/AIDS Services Team
Additional Contact Information
Outpatient Clinic Hours
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday afternoon and Friday morning – telehealth.
*Please note that we also provide flexible telehealth appointments for our current patients. To inquire for more information, please contact your social worker.
Visiting Children's National
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The HIV Prevention and Treatment Program has a long history of conducting research that has led to improvements in health outcomes among infants, children and adolescents at risk for — and living with — HIV. The clinical trials we have conducted have led to the approval of several HIV medicines for use in children and adolescents.