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  • The Samuel and Esther Chester Immunology Center

  • Immunology

  • The Immunology Center provides:

    Infectious Disease Team

    The infectious disease team at The Miriam Hospital

    Our core philosophy is that clinical care is enriched by research, and that research is informed by clinical experience. The HIV care and research program at the Immunology Center has grown considerably since its founding in 1986 by C.J. Carpenter, MD.

    • Comprehensive care for HIV-infected patients.

    • A special program for women in which case management, clinical trials and gynecological care, including colposcopy, are all offered.

    • HIV care that is linked to the community at the state prison (ACI), substance abuse treatment sites (SSTAR) and in Fall River with state-of-the-art hospital-based care.

    • One of the country's first HIV/Viral Hepatitis Coinfection Clinics  

    • The opportunity for patients to enroll in pharmaceutically and federally sponsored clinical trials.

    • Free active outreach care and HIV/STD prevention for substance abusers (particularly heroin and cocaine needle users) at a South Providence site, offered in collaboration with AIDS Care Ocean State.

    • Participation in four federally funded HIV prevention programs for men and women leaving prison, adolescents and high-risk women.

    • An education site for the Brown University AIDS Program. The Fogarty Program for clinicians and scholars from the developing world is committed to AIDS work, as are students, residents and fellows of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

    • Home to the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research, one of just 21 centers located at leading AIDS research institutions nationwide focused on exploring new opportunities for HIV/AIDS research through interdisciplinary collaboration and shared resources. 

    For more information, please call the Immunology Center at 401-793-2928.

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