HIV / AIDS

    Overview

    HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is the virus that causes AIDS. It can be transmitted through contact with an infected person's blood, semen, or vaginal fluid. AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, currently has no cure, but strict adherence to targeted medical regimens are known to dramatically slow the disease's progress as well as prevent secondary infections and complications.

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Zainab Alnafoosi, MD

    Infectious Diseases Physician Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Mary Francine Chua, MD

    Infectious Diseases Physician Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Vidhya Prakash, MD

    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Whitney Ringer, FNP-BC

    Infectious Disease Nurse Practitioner Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jill Stoops, FNP-BC

    Family Medicine
    2833 S Grand Ave E. Springfield, IL 62703
    Provider

    Vidya Sundareshan, MD

    Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Interim Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Sana Waqar, MD

    Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.