Infectious Disease

Protection when you need it most

At IU Health, we help prevent, diagnosis and treat a wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections, as well as HIV and fevers of unknown origin.

You may also need infectious disease care if:

  • You have a suppressed immune system that makes you more susceptible to contracting infections
  • You plan to travel outside the country

It’s natural to fear what we don’t understand. IU Health physicians understand a diagnosis or worrying about a diagnosis can make you feel uneasy. Our specialists will provide you care for your needs. That includes the latest prevention and treatment options for infectious diseases.

Our team has years of experience and extensive knowledge in infectious diseases. We understand how infections spread and how your body fights those infections.

Our Services

If you’re heading out of town and would like to update your vaccinations, we can help. Or if you've contracted an illness of unknown origin, we can help. Whatever your need, we offer services for all types of infectious diseases. These include:

Fevers of Unknown Origin

Contracting a fever with no explanation may be a sign of an infectious disease. IU Health infectious disease physicians use a variety of tests and diagnostic procedures. This will help us determine the cause of your elevated temperature. Then we'll get you the treatment you need.

Hepatitis C

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

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

IU Health specialists provide care for HIV/AIDS that focuses on meeting your individual needs.

Our physicians are experts in the treatment of HIV. We work with you for the following:

  • Finding medications that fit your needs
  • Answering all your questions
  • Managing your side effects and symptoms
  • 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 (PrEP) for high-risk patients to prevent contracting HIV.

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

Infections

We offer diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of infections, including:

Our experts work in the hospital and in outpatient settings. We can monitor your progress and help manage your symptoms during your treatment. Our goal is to shorten the time you have to stay in the hospital. We also aim to reduce your risk of getting future infections.

We also offer a variety of immunizations against bacterial infections. These include:

  • pneumococcus
  • typhoid fever
  • pertussis

We'll also provide information on how you and your family can protect yourselves against possible infections.

International Travel Related Health Concerns

We 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.

We'll let 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.

Our Approach to Infectious Disease Care

It’s natural to fear what we don’t understand. IU Health physicians understand a diagnosis or worrying about a diagnosis can make you feel uneasy. Our specialists will provide you care for your needs. That includes the latest prevention and treatment options for infectious diseases.

Our team has years of experience and extensive knowledge in infectious diseases. We understand how infections spread and how your body fights those infections.

Our Services

If you’re heading out of town and would like to update your vaccinations, we can help. Or if you've contracted an illness of unknown origin, we can help. Whatever your need, we offer services for all types of infectious diseases. These include:

Fevers of Unknown Origin

Contracting a fever with no explanation may be a sign of an infectious disease. IU Health infectious disease physicians use a variety of tests and diagnostic procedures. This will help us determine the cause of your elevated temperature. Then we'll get you the treatment you need.

Hepatitis C

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

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

IU Health specialists provide care for HIV/AIDS that focuses on meeting your individual needs.

Our physicians are experts in the treatment of HIV. We work with you for the following:

  • Finding medications that fit your needs
  • Answering all your questions
  • Managing your side effects and symptoms
  • 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 (PrEP) for high-risk patients to prevent contracting HIV.

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

Infections

We offer diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of infections, including:

Our experts work in the hospital and in outpatient settings. We can monitor your progress and help manage your symptoms during your treatment. Our goal is to shorten the time you have to stay in the hospital. We also aim to reduce your risk of getting future infections.

We also offer a variety of immunizations against bacterial infections. These include:

  • pneumococcus
  • typhoid fever
  • pertussis

We'll also provide information on how you and your family can protect yourselves against possible infections.

International Travel Related Health Concerns

We 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.

We'll let 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.

Related Services and Conditions for Infectious Disease

Patient Stories for Infectious Disease