The center offers integrated and innovative care for a range of infectious diseases including those living with or at risk for HIV, as well as patients with viral hepatitis and other infections. A multidisciplinary team of experienced providers, including infectious disease specialists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, social workers, substance abuse counselors and dietitians, collaborate daily on patient treatment plans. This approach ensures patients receive comprehensive, high-quality care that positions them for long-term success.

Common Reasons for Referral to the UM Center for Infection Diseases

Patients may be referred to the UM Center for Infectious Diseases if they are experiencing an infection caused by bacteria, a virus, a parasite or fungus. Common reasons for referral include:

  • HIV
  • All types of viral hepatitis, including hepatitis C
  • Recurrent or complicated urinary tract infections
  • Recurrent or complicated skin and soft tissue infections 
  • Recurrent or complicated respiratory infections, such as pneumonia 
  • Diabetes-related foot infections, such as ulcers, wound infections or bone infections
  • Evaluation for tick borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease
  • Infections related to travel or animal exposure 
  • Evaluation for latent tuberculosis infection or active tuberculosis
  • Infections occurring in patients with compromised immune systems (except cancer or organ transplant, which are referred to UMGCCC or UMMC Transplant Center)
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Evaluation of HIV risk and HIV prevention options, including PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
  • Follow up for patients started on PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) in an Emergency Department

Recently hospitalized patients may be referred for:

  • Monitoring of intravenous antibiotic use (from home or long term care facility)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections
  • Bone and joint infection
  • Wound or surgical site infections 
  • Blood stream infections
  • Endocarditis (heart valve infection)
  • Meningitis 
  • Abscesses in any part of the body (brain, lung, abdomen, skin, liver, etc.)
  • Skin infections
  • Tuberculosis, non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections 

Infectious Diseases Care Team

The center works closely with the University of Maryland Medical Center and UMMC Midtown Campus to coordinate follow-up care for patients leaving the hospital with intravenous antibiotics. It also provides on-site antibiotic infusions and skin testing for penicillin allergies as needed.

In addition, the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine offers UM Center for Infectious Diseases patients guidance on natural health products and mind body practices.

Research and Clinical Trials

Thanks to its relationship with the Institute of Human Virology and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the center and its patients have direct access to some of the latest research and clinical trials for infectious diseases.

Contact Us

  • To schedule an HIV or Hepatitis C appointment, call the main clinic number at 410-225-8369.
  • To schedule a consultation for any other infectious disease, call 410-328-9102.
  • To speak to the HIV Prevention team for more information or to make an appointment, call 443-386-1746.