Infectious Diseases

UNMC HIV Program

The HIV Program provides comprehensive care of the HIV-infected patient at all stages of the disease.  The professional members of the team are affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center Physicians, the professional arm of UNMC.

The team is composed of:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Patient Resource Specialist

We can provide patients with referrals for:

  • Psychiatric Care
  • Dental Care
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Ophthalmology Care
  • Virtually every other medical and surgical specialty

We accept most forms of insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.  Patients in managed care insurance programs are urged to consult their primary care physicians for a referral before making an appointment.  Patients without medical health insurance may apply for care under the federal Ryan White Care Act Part C & D Program that UNMC administers, but this coverage is limited and subject to fund availability.

Patients are seen by appointment only, though every effort is made to see patients with acute problems as soon as possible.

New patients:

  • Will need to provide basic demographic information before their clinic visit
  • Are advised to bring past medical records, if available
  • Should bring all medication containers with them to their first visit

We will perform HIV testing for partners of established clinic patients, but otherwise the HIV Clinic is not a testing facility.  Individuals concerned about their HIV status and wishing to have an HIV test are encouraged to consult their own physician or have anonymous testing performed at one of the Nebraska AIDS Project sites or through the DHHS HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care website.