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HIV AIDS Services

HIV Prevention and Treatment Program

HIV AIDS Services

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.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

To make an appointment, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327). For information, call 202-476-2519.

Related Care Programs

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

Family-Centered Care

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.

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Visiting Children's National

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Family Resources

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. In addition to any resources your provider may give you, our resources listed below can also support your ongoing treatment journey.
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Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Learn about the steps you can take to prevent acquiring HIV and what you can do if you have been exposed to it, with pre- and post-exposure treatments.

HIV/AIDS Research

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.

Prescription Refills

For prescription refills, please call 202-476-3495 – note that this is a voicemail which is checked daily. For urgent assistance with medications and refills and outside of business hours, please call 202-476-5000.

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