The infectious diseases program at Children's of Mississippi provides a number of clinical services, including outpatient and inpatient evaluation and treatment, for neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a major public health challenge, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. About 19 million new STD infections are reported each year. Adolescent girls (ages 15-19) and young women (20-24) are at greatest risk for chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two most commonly reported infectious diseases in the United States, says the CDC.
Our clinical team includes physicians, a pediatric nurse practitioner, registered nurse case managers, a social worker case manager and other program staff who address the wide scope of medical and psychosocial needs of our patients. We also provide comprehensive evaluation and management of HIV in pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.
We provide telephone and hospital consults and clinical appointments for neonatal, pediatric and adolescent infectious diseases as well as neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and perinatal HIV.
Support services for women, children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS are provided through the Ryan White Program HIV/AIDS program. Children's of Mississippi - a part of University of Mississippi Medical Center - offers family-centered outpatient care, including primary medical care, treatment and support services to improve access to healthcare.