Thanks to recent advances in medical care, a diagnosis of HIV, malaria or tuberculosis is no longer a death sentence.
Malaria and TB are preventable and curable, and HIV is highly treatable with antiretroviral therapy (ART). The challenges of care lie beyond the physical toll of disease and include lack of access to medical care or basic needs, like food, shelter or social support. The world-renowned HIV clinic ("Ward 86") offers flexible care to patients of limited means. Through a comprehensive medical model that involves more than primary and specialty care--including social services and case management--the providers treat not only the disease, but the person.