CHIP ClinicLife Preserver

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, 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 pregnant women living with HIV and to parents of children living with HIV. 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. CHIP is also 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 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.

Other specialty counseling services are available:

1. Counseling for families preparing for adoption of children living with HIV.

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 living with HIV.

Our five core values are:

  • Advocacy (with and on behalf of clients)
  • Client Centered
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Leadership