The care of HIV-infected inmates is complicated with the introduction of new antiretroviral medications, the use of resistance testing, and long-term metabolic complications. Albany Medical Center provides The HIV Clinical Consultation Service, a free telephone service for New York State correctional providers with basic or advanced HIV knowledge. An infectious disease clinician skilled in HIV care will discuss patient management with callers. Consultations may include but are not limited to:
- Management of Antiretroviral Therapy
- Interpretation of HIV Resistance Testing
- Diagnosis & Treatment of Opportunistic Infections
- Hepatitis C & HIV Co-infection
- Post Exposure Prophylaxis
To access this service, please call (518) 262-4043 and follow the prompts to speak with an HIV specialist. You may also fax your questions to (518) 262-8460. Calls placed between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm will be returned as soon as possible. Calls placed close to or after 4:30 pm may be returned the next business morning.
If you have experienced an occupational exposure, such as a needle stick, you will be given an opportunity on the telephone menu to speak to a physician 24 hours a day. This service does not substitute for direct patient care or a formal clinical consult.
The Clinical Consultation Service is made possible through support from the New York/New Jersey AIDS Education & Training Center (NY/NJ AETC). Albany Medical Center is the HIV Correctional Regional Resource Center under the NY/NJ AETC.
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