Infectious Disease

Protection when you need it most

Infectious disease care includes prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections, as well as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and fevers of unknown origin. 

You may also need infectious diseases care if you have a suppressed immune system that makes you more susceptible to contracting infections, or if you plan to travel outside the country. 

It’s natural to fear what we don’t understand. IU Health physicians understand that being diagnosed with an infectious disease, or just worrying about contracting one, can make you feel uneasy. Our specialists work tirelessly to provide you personalized care that includes the latest prevention and treatment options for infectious diseases.

IU Health infectious disease specialists have years of experience and extensive knowledge of how infections spread and how your body fights those infections. We offer prevention and treatment, including information, vaccinations and antibiotic therapy.  

Our Services

Whether you’re heading out of town and would like to update your vaccinations or have contracted an illness of unknown origin, our infectious disease specialists can help. We offer services for all types of infectious diseases, including: 

Fevers of unknown origin

Contracting a fever with no physical explanation may be a sign of an infectious disease condition. IU Health infectious disease physicians use a variety of tests and diagnostic procedures to determine the cause of your elevated temperature so you can get the treatment you need.

Hepatitis C

Many people are living with chronic hepatitis C. Treatments for this condition are changing rapidly and are now more effective and tolerable than ever. If you are living with this condition, our physicians provide the latest comprehensive care to meet your needs.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Indiana University Health specialists provide patient-centered care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) that focuses on meeting your individual needs. 

Our physicians are experts in the treatment of HIV, working with you to find medications that fit your needs, answering all your questions, managing your side effects and symptoms and preventing infections. With access to the latest clinical trials and treatments, you can be assured you are receiving high quality care. We also provide pre-exposure prophylaxis for high-risk patients to prevent contracting HIV.

We offer education on lowering your risk for infections and illnesses and can refer you to support groups or counselors to help you take care of your emotional health. 

Infections

IU Health infectious disease specialists provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of infections, including: 

  • Bacterial infections
  • Endocarditis (infection of the lining of the heart)
  • Fungal infections
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Viral infections

Our experts work both in the hospital and in outpatient clinics to provide high quality, monitoring your progress and helping manage your symptoms throughout your treatment. Our goal is to shorten the time you have to stay in the hospital and to reduce your risk of contracting future infections.

We also offer a variety of immunizations against bacterial infections, including pneumococcus, typhoid fever and pertussis, and information on how you and your family can protect yourselves against possible infections. 

International Travel Related Health Concerns

Our travel vaccine and consultation clinic can help prepare you to travel the world with vaccinations and education on staying well. We provide the latest information on vaccination and travel health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) so you know what vaccines you need and how close to departure time you need to get them. Our experts can also give you advice on food and water precautions and insect protection so you can travel safely. 

Our Approach to Infectious Disease Care

It’s natural to fear what we don’t understand. IU Health physicians understand that being diagnosed with an infectious disease, or just worrying about contracting one, can make you feel uneasy. Our specialists work tirelessly to provide you personalized care that includes the latest prevention and treatment options for infectious diseases.

IU Health infectious disease specialists have years of experience and extensive knowledge of how infections spread and how your body fights those infections. We offer prevention and treatment, including information, vaccinations and antibiotic therapy.  

Our Services

Whether you’re heading out of town and would like to update your vaccinations or have contracted an illness of unknown origin, our infectious disease specialists can help. We offer services for all types of infectious diseases, including: 

Fevers of unknown origin

Contracting a fever with no physical explanation may be a sign of an infectious disease condition. IU Health infectious disease physicians use a variety of tests and diagnostic procedures to determine the cause of your elevated temperature so you can get the treatment you need.

Hepatitis C

Many people are living with chronic hepatitis C. Treatments for this condition are changing rapidly and are now more effective and tolerable than ever. If you are living with this condition, our physicians provide the latest comprehensive care to meet your needs.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Indiana University Health specialists provide patient-centered care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) that focuses on meeting your individual needs. 

Our physicians are experts in the treatment of HIV, working with you to find medications that fit your needs, answering all your questions, managing your side effects and symptoms and preventing infections. With access to the latest clinical trials and treatments, you can be assured you are receiving high quality care. We also provide pre-exposure prophylaxis for high-risk patients to prevent contracting HIV.

We offer education on lowering your risk for infections and illnesses and can refer you to support groups or counselors to help you take care of your emotional health. 

Infections

IU Health infectious disease specialists provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of infections, including: 

  • Bacterial infections
  • Endocarditis (infection of the lining of the heart)
  • Fungal infections
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Viral infections

Our experts work both in the hospital and in outpatient clinics to provide high quality, monitoring your progress and helping manage your symptoms throughout your treatment. Our goal is to shorten the time you have to stay in the hospital and to reduce your risk of contracting future infections.

We also offer a variety of immunizations against bacterial infections, including pneumococcus, typhoid fever and pertussis, and information on how you and your family can protect yourselves against possible infections. 

International Travel Related Health Concerns

Our travel vaccine and consultation clinic can help prepare you to travel the world with vaccinations and education on staying well. We provide the latest information on vaccination and travel health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) so you know what vaccines you need and how close to departure time you need to get them. Our experts can also give you advice on food and water precautions and insect protection so you can travel safely. 

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