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HIV/AIDS & Emerging Infectious Diseases

Research and Prevention of Infectious Disease


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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmitted infections (STIs), like HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea affect sexually active people of all ages and walks of life. That’s why it’s essential to know how to prevent infection, where to get tested, and where to go if you need treatment.

At the University of Miami Division of Infectious Diseases, we make it easier to get the guidance and care you need. You can access a wide range of services, from education and preventive services to treatment, community outreach, research, and more.

Our doctors, nurses, researchers, and care coordinators offer personalized attention and guidance to keep you healthy. We also do leading-edge research to discover better ways of preventing STIs and make sure education and services are available to those who need it most.

Our team offers trusted care and resources to keep you safe and healthy.

Complete care for sexual health

We offer comprehensive wellness services for people of all ages, including:

  • STI and HIV testing
    Get free, confidential, same-day testing for a wide range of STIs with fast results – including immediate results for rapid HIV tests.
  • PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
    If you’re HIV-negative and want to protect yourself from infection, this prescription medicine can help prevent HIV.
  • PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
    If you’ve been exposed to HIV within the last three days and are worried about infection, this medicine can stop HIV from developing.
  • Gender-affirming services
    Our GenWell Program offers personalized, holistic care for transgender people to enhance mental and physical well-being. We offer personal consultations with surgeons and other specialists, gender wellness counseling, prescriptions for feminizing and masculinizing hormones and HIV prevention, and more.
  • Treatment
    You can get expert treatment for STIs, including leading-edge therapies for HIV and hepatitis B and C. Our infectious disease experts create a treatment plan based on your needs.

Online wellness services

You can access a variety of wellness services online easily. When you set up an online account, you can:

  • Sign up for any of our programs
  • Select the services you want
  • Order HIV and STI testing kits or prescriptions shipped to you at no cost
  • Schedule a virtual appointment with your provider
  • Track your deliveries
  • Message your provider anytime

Take part in leading-edge research

We're committed to finding better ways to prevent STIs through innovative clinical trials. It's free to participate, and any medical care or prescriptions you receive as part of the study are also free. Some studies may even pay you for participating. When you take part in a clinical trial, you get access to promising new approaches before they’re widely available – and you can make a lasting contribution to the health and well-being of future generations.

Learn about our clinical trials.

Why Choose UHealth?

Care from a trusted team. Our experts specialize in preventing and treating STIs and offering guidance and support. We understand it’s not easy to seek help, and we’re here to make it a little easier. We respect your privacy – all our services are confidential.

Fast, accurate diagnosis. The sooner you know what's causing an infection, the faster you can get the right treatment. Our infectious disease experts use advanced testing to diagnose diseases and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Advanced infectious disease research. Our doctors are continually seeking better ways to prevent and treat many infectious diseases, including HIV and other STIs. Our team is changing the future of infectious disease care while offering you the latest, most promising approaches to treat infections, including the newest medicines.

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