Meeting the physical, emotional and social needs of the young people we care for through a family-focused approach
The Maternal Child Adolescent Treatment Services (MCATS) program was designed to provide medical and support services to HIV exposed and infected infants, children, and adolescents through the age of 24 years.
Our family-centered care is delivered by an interdisciplinary team consisting of pediatric HIV specialist physicians, adolescent pediatricians, registered nurses, social workers, case managers, child life specialists, dieticians, neuropsychologists, and child psychiatrists. Medical care is closely coordinated with each patient's primary medical provider to promote physical and emotional health.
In coordination with the Maternal Fetal Medicine Section and adult AIDS Program, HIV positive pregnant women are offered prenatal care, HIV care and education to reduce the risk of perinatal HIV transmission. MCATS staff is also available to non-AMC OB providers and pregnant women to provide education on care of the HIV exposed newborn.