The Southern New Jersey Regional Pediatric HIV Treatment Center at The Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper provides comprehensive, coordinated, family-focused services to children with HIV infection and their families. The staff of the Center works to locate and follow HIV seropositive newborns and children.
Serving HIV Positive Infants and Children
The Southern New Jersey Regional Pediatric HIV Treatment Center at The Children's Regional Hospital will address the needs of infants and children from birth to 18 years of age:
- Potentially exposed to HIV during their mother's pregnancy
- HIV positive with symptoms of HIV infection
- HIV positive without symptoms of HIV infection
HIV Treatment Services We Offer
Services available through the Center include:
- Physical examinations
- Developmental assessments
- Laboratory tests, including screening for HIV
- Counseling and psychological support
- Coordination of the services required for the care of HIV positive children and their families
- Coordination of hospital and community-based care for HIV positive children
- Referrals to physicians and other health professionals and/or community agencies when appropriate
- Education for patients, families, and the community
Coordination of Community HIV Services
The Southern New Jersey Regional Pediatric HIV Treatment Center works closely with state and local community services and agencies to meet the necessary medical, nursing, social, and support needs of HIV positive children and their families.
The Center also works with primary health care providers to assist them in managing the care of HIV positive children.
Comprehensive State-Wide Pediatric HIV Treatment Program
The Southern New Jersey Regional Pediatric HIV Treatment Center serves the southern region of New Jersey, and is one of five regional pediatric HIV treatment centers that comprise a statewide network for children and their families. The other designated state-funded treatment centers in New Jersey are Children's Hospital AIDS Program (CHAP), Newark; UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick; Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City; St. Joseph's Medical Center, Patterson.
The Center also participates in the AIDS Clinical Trials Study conducted by the National Institutes of Health which enables it to offer its patients access to the latest treatment modalities.