Programs & Expertise
FXB Clinical Practice
FXB Center’s clinical program has been a leader in HIV care since the mid-1980s when it was based at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and cared for 50 children who were infected with a virus not yet identified as HIV. In the 30 years since, much has changed; the FXB Center’s numbers swelled, mirroring the HIV epidemic in the United States, and then fell as combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) medications were routinely used to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Today, the FXB Clinical Program meets the healthcare and social service needs of more than 200 families with HIV through the provision of interprofessional, comprehensive HIV services which address care across the HIV care continuum.
Clinical Practice Approach
We deliver client and family-centered care by valuing our relationship with the community, working to eliminate health disparities by promoting self-care and shared decision-making, and providing support to clients and families navigating complex social and healthcare contexts. We are advanced practice nurses, nurses, social workers, psychologists, nutritionists, and case managers who provide healthcare, coordinated medical case management services, community outreach, and education for the clients and families we serve. Continuous quality improvement is emphasized in all that we do.
The FXB Clinical Practice provides:
- Community-based, family centered, comprehensive, and coordinated health care HIV testing and care to infants and children who are HIV-exposed
- Family centered HIV primary medical care and social services to infants, children, adolescents, young adults and adults, particularly women, with HIV infection
- HIV care to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender populations, including hormone replacement therapy.
- Medical Case management services
- Home visits for treatment adherence and supportive care
- Community outreach and case management services through the Health Care Connections Program
- Psycho-social support.
- On-site Psychiatry and Mental Health Counselling Services
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Various Support groups
- Community Advisory Board
- Access to Pediatric Clinical Trials through IMPAACT (International Maternal, Pediatric, Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Group)
For more information contact:
Peter Oates, RN, MSN, NP-C, ACRN
Director, Health Care Services
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center