Center for Special Studies in Pediatric HIV Disease

The Center for Special Studies in Pediatric HIV Disease at the NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Center for Children's Health is a kid-friendly, comprehensive care center for children and adolescents infected with HIV. Our multidisciplinary care team is comprised of physicians, advanced nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals specially trained in caring for children and teens. One of the first Centers funded by the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development to participate in multi-centered clinical trials, we provide care for 10% of New York City's pediatric/adolescent HIV/AIDS population.

Primary and Specialized Care

Services offered for children and adolescents with HIV infection or exposure include:

  • general pediatric and well child care
  • HIV counseling and testing for children, adolescents, and their families
  • psychiatric and developmental services and referrals
  • inpatient pediatric services
  • opportunities to participate in clinical research trials
  • pain management and palliative services and referrals
  • health education
  • caregiver and patient support groups
  • referrals and advocacy for children and families
  • adolescent health services
  • gynecological care
  • nutritional counseling
  • on-site dental care

For Teens and Kids: Project K.I.S.S.

Project K.I.S.S., which stands for Know your status, Inform your partners and Stay Safe, is an HIV/AIDS prevention initiative developed by the Komanksy Center for Children's Health for teens and young adults between the ages of 13 and 24 living in Manhattan and adjacent boroughs in New York City. The project is funded by the national Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

For more information about Project K.I.S.S. – and to get involved! – visit the Project K.I.S.S. website

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Center for Special Studies in Pediatric HIV Disease
525 E. 68th Street
Baker 23
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-3326