The mission of the Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP) is to lead in the provision of innovative client and family centered care. CHIP offers research and prevention programs that improve the health and quality of life for children, youth, young adults, and pregnant woman living with HIV. CHIP offers services to families living with or affected by, or at-risk for HIV.
CHIP provides comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered care for children, adolescents, and young adults living with HIV. Care is also provided to infants born to HIV-infected pregnant women and to parents of HIV-infected children. The multidisciplinary CHIP team is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care that meets the medical, social, psychological, developmental, and nutritional needs of our clients. The program is a recognized clinical trials site for several distinguished research networks: IMPAACT (International Maternal, Adolescent and Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials, PHACS (Pediatric HIV AIDS Cohort Studies) and ATN (Adolescent Trials Network). The CHIP team also provides cutting edge state-wide programs for screening and treating pregnant women with HIV in order to decrease transmission to the infant, and sponsors the CHIP Youth Project (CYP) to bring prevention, screening and care to at-risk youth.
1. Counseling for families preparing for adoption of HIV positive children
2. HOPE (Healthier Options for the Parenting Experience) offers preconception counseling and referral to HIV-informed and compassionate reproductive specialists for individuals and couples seeking to conceive when one or both partners are infected with HIV.