Founded in 1994, the Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital provides specialized medical treatment to maximize the health of infants, children and teens who are HIV positive. It is the only comprehensive pediatric HIV clinic in the state, treating children from birth to 24 years old. Children with HIV need comprehensive and specialized care, because without proper medical management pediatric HIV can lead to health complications including cardiovascular disease, kidney and liver disease, and severe forms of pneumonia. More than 85 percent of our current patients (HIV-infected and HIV-exposed) are age 12 or under, with bodies and brains still developing, meaning HIV is likely to have even more severe consequences than those who are infected as adult patients.
Jonathan talks about the impact that the Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital has made in his life.
Isaac and Heidi talk about how the Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic has impacted their lives.
Jan Piatt, MD, on the success of the Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic, and need for support.
“Donations are vital to success for our children,” says Amy regarding the Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic.
The Clinic relies on philanthropic gifts to help fund a highly specialized support team including expert HIV—nutritionist, research nurse, social worker, perinatal outreach specialist and clinic nurse manager. Government funding for HIV support services has dramatically been reduced over the past decade, which is why donations to Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic are so important. Learn more about the Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic, including current funding needs:
For the past 20 years, Valley kids and families dealing with HIV have a powerful ally in the form of PCH’s Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic. The clinic is the only comprehensive pediatric HIV clinic in the state of Arizona, providing comprehensive care for children and adolescents exposed to or infected with HIV. Donate now to support this vital resource for Arizona’s children.
Funded in whole or in part by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, and the Maricopa Integrated Health System.