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Infectious Disease


UNM Health System’s Division of Infectious Disease provides a full range of services for patients suffering from a wide array of conditions. We are actively engaged in many aspects of infectious diseases and global health through clinical care programs, research, education, and public health interventions both local and around the world.

We see patients at UNM Hospital and Sandoval Regional Medical Center, and Truman Health Services is the state leader in HIV/Stage 3 (AIDS) treatment.

To make an appointment at our outpatient clinic on the fifth floor of UNM Hospital please call 505-272-4866.

What are infectious diseases?

Infectious diseases are caused by organisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Many organisms live in and on our body on a regular basis. They are normally harmless, and can even be helpful, but certain types (or under certain conditions) they can lead to disease. Some of the most common examples of diseases we have experience diagnosing and treating include:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Streptococcal infections
  • Salmonella, campylobacteriosis and other foodborne illnesses
  • Fungal diseases
  • Tropical diseases
  • Hantavirus 

Our research extends well beyond these afflictions, however, as our faculty are engaged in many clinical, translational and basic research programs, ranging from vaccine development for Ebola virus infection to fungal pathogenesis to clinical outcomes in patients with Hepatitis C. Research in areas of drug discovery, malarial anemia, molecular parasitology, bioinformatics and pathogen bio-surveillance span four continents and engage regional and global partners.

Truman Health Services

UNM Health’s Truman Services uses the latest research and developments in medicine to enhance the lives of New Mexicans living with HIV/Stage 3 (AIDS). Our faculty and staff of health professionals are committed to pursuing the treatment goal of virus suppression and improved immune system with compassion, respect for human dignity and the right to privacy.

Our medical services are available to everyone living with HIV/Stage 3 (AIDS) in the state of New Mexico.

Our goal is to help you live a healthy life with HIV. By taking medications and focusing on a healthy lifestyle, we can help you reach an undetectable HIV viral load and improve your immune system. We coordinate your care so it is comfortable, convenient, and affordable. All HIV/Stage 3 (AIDS) health services are available regardless of an ability to pay.

Center for Global Health

As the world becomes more interconnected, it is apparent that the major global health burdens facing our international community will require an integrated approach that addresses political, socio-economic, cultural, legal, biological and medical issues. The primary goal of our regional and global activities at UNM Health is to form a collaborative network of multidisciplinary scientists to address the determinants of emerging patterns in global health.

The Center has a tripartite mission that includes promoting excellence in research, education, and clinical service activities. The objectives of the program are:

  • To support and enhance global and regional research activities at the University of New Mexico with a specific focus on a number of priority areas including, parasitic diseases, vector-borne diseases, HIV/AIDS, viral diseases, emerging infectious diseases, bio-safety and bio-security, health systems research and environmental health.
  • To foster collaborative relationships between the University of New Mexico and international partner sites for research, education and service activities.
  • To provide clinical training and research opportunities in Tropical and Global Health for graduate and medical students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Schedule an appointment: (505) 272-4866

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