sideInfectiousDiseasesThe prevalence of infectious diseases is significantly higher in Franklin County than in Ohio and the nation. This is especially true of sexually transmitted diseases. In Franklin County, rates for syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are significantly higher than the rest of the state and nation, as are rates for tuberculosis, pertussis and varicella.

Investigators in Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's Division of Infectious Diseases are advancing our clinical knowledge and translational basic research in infectious diseases. National HIV/AIDS experts head the division's AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, an NIH-funded research site that continues to enhance the medical community's knowledge about new treatments.

Investigators in Pharmaceutical Sciences are pursuing new medicines for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, often collaborating with joint faculty members in the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is also home to the AIDS Education and Training Center, part of a network of training centers financed by the the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. The center is housed at McCampbell Hall and serves central and northeast Ohio health care providers treating people with HIV or AIDS. Its mission is to improve the quality of patients' lives through high-quality professional education and training.

Infectious Diseases Programs

Hepatitis B Program (CDC)
Provides screenings and vaccines to foreign-born Asian Americans and African Americans

Operation Immunization
Provides influenza vaccines

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