The research of Thomas Belhorn, MD, PhD, focuses on HIV quality improvement and medical education. HIV infection continues in epidemic proportions worldwide. However, significant advances in the reduction of perinatal transmission (passed to the baby while in the mother’s womb or during labor and delivery) and treatment of HIV disease continue to alter and mold standards of HIV medical management in the United States. Physicians caring for HIV-infected children must strive for optimal medical management of the infection to assure the best quality of life possible for each child.
The Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Program maintains Ryan White funding and is a member of the UNC Center for AIDS Research. Our participation in these groups enhances our ability to provide quality care for our patients and allows the children in our care the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and access to state-of-the-art HIV therapy.