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The Immunodeficiency Clinic of the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, will provide exemplary care for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and will foster excellence in health care delivery, education, and research in a tertiary/quaternarary care model.

Program objectives 

A) Patient Care

  • To provide continuous, comprehensive, and patient/family centered care.
  • to provide efficient and effective consultation/liason within the clinic, and with the inpatient units and community.
  • To facilitate rapid diagnostic services and appropriate subspecialty consultation to referring family physicians.
  • To provide specialized consultative, referral, and monitoring services regarding complications of HIV/AIDS, and related psychosocial, functional, nutritional, pharmacological, and community resource issues.

B) Education

  • To provide for the educational needs of patients, families, caregivers, healthcare workers and the community.
  • To provide specialized disciplinary-specific training to medical and allied health students in conjunction with accredited university programs.
  • To act as a resource for the most current information regarding HIV disease and new treatment modalities in the contexts of direct consultation with staff, public forums, multidisciplinary conferences, educational Grand Rounds, clinical traineeships, and an onsite literature, video, and computerized resource centre.

C) Research

To establish research priorities through a collaborative interdisciplinary approach, and to implement a multidisciplinary, broad-based and original research program which addresses these priorities.