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The UF Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Service (UF CARES) Rainbow Center provides confidential, comprehensive care for all its patients, through a multidisciplinary approach. This means we strive to provide every aspect of care our patients will need, from primary care to subspecialty services. The UF Center's faculty and staff further extend and strengthen their ability to meet patients' needs through partnerships with 31 other agencies. The following is a list of our services:

  • Comprehensive family centered medical care for HIV infected/exposed infants, children, adolescents, women and their families
  • HIV counseling and testing
  • Prenatal and postpartum care (in coordination with high-risk OB clinic)
  • Family planning and gynecological care include colposcopy and LEEPS
  • Specialize in high-risk (for infectious diseases) pregnancies (in coordination with high-risk OB clinic)
  • Nutritional and dietary evaluations (body composition analysis, education, supplements, etc.)
  • Health education, risk reduction and outreach
  • Pharmacist assistance (creative solutions for taking medicines, etc.)
  • Access to pediatrics, adolescent and adult clinical trials
  • Social case management
  • Nurse/medical case management
  • Childcare assistance at the clinic
  • Psychological evaluations and psychotherapy
  • Referrals for dental and other services
  • Support groups and adherence programs for adults, adolescents and pre-adolescents
  • Substance abuse screening
  • Legal aid
  • Transportation assistance
  • Additional assistance is provided on an individual basis

Consumer Advisory Board (CAB)

A strong provider-staff-patient relationship and consumer involvement, in addition to the quality services provided by the multidisciplinary research team, is a key component in supporting our research program. UF CARES sponsors a Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) composed of patients and community members that meets monthly to review research program and clinic activities, provide input into planning and review any challenges facing clients/research subjects. Consumers and CAB members are offered a variety of training and educational opportunities. Several of our CAB members also represent our site at the national level through the IMPAACT and PHACS Clinical Trials Network and have attended the annual national conferences.

UF CARES research and clinical staff are invited to attend the CAB meetings to allow for increased communication between providers and consumers. This supports the goal of engaging clients in their research and care by furthering their trust in their providers, leading to a better relationship between caregivers and patients/clients.


Support Groups

UF CARES provides monthly support groups for adult and adolescent HIV infected patients facilitated by our Psychologist and Education Coordinator.

  • Adult Support Group – meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Adolescent Support Group – meets the 4th Wednesday of each month, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Please call 904-244-2120 for more information and locations.

Appointments

To make an appointment, call UF CARES Rainbow Center at (904) 244-2120.

Regular clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Most days we will be able to see you the same day. Please arrive on time for your appointments. There is a physician on call after office hours and on weekends. This physician can be reached by calling (904) 633-0920 and asking for the on-call physician for pediatric infectious diseases.

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