The mission of the 1917 Clinic is to address the needs of patients, their families and significant others, the scientific community, and the community-at-large in responding to the urgent and unique issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
In order to meet these needs, the Clinic has established the following objectives:
- To provide comprehensive and compassionate health care for patients with HIV infection.
- To provide social service support, including case management, coordination of home health care, health insurance consultation, access to compassionate-use medication programs, assistance with applications to federal and state assistance programs, psychological and spiritual counseling, and hospice programs.
- Conduct clinical trials of new approaches to treatments, performed with the highest ethical standards in full compliance with federal regulatory statutes.
- To facilitate interactions between laboratory scientists and the Clinic by providing clinical specimens from well-characterized patients.
- To provide an ongoing program of medical education to physicians, nurses, social workers, and allied health professionals, including members of the clergy, regarding the management and care of HIV-infected individuals and their families and loved ones.