Physicians in our Infectious Diseases Division specialize in the treatment of individuals with diseases or conditions caused by infectious agents, viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. These infectious diseases are becoming increasingly severe threats to public health, despite new and improved antimicrobial therapies. Our physicians are available for consultation on a wide variety of infectious conditions and to provide guidance on evaluations that may lead to the identification of an infectious illness.
It is estimated that as many as 60,000 adults die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. Too often, they forget to update their vaccinations or incorrectly assume the shots they received as children will protect them for the rest of their lives. We offer a wide range of vaccines to protect adults from preventable illnesses.
Bone and Joint Infections
Our physicians provide antibiotic management of bone and joint infections, and offer management of outpatient intravenous antibiotics and their complications.
Our physicians provide the full spectrum of management for individuals infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. We also conduct clinical trials on new therapies for AIDS, and offer Nutrition Services to our patients. For more information on research underway at UConn Health, visit our clinical trials web page. UConn Health is a Ryan White service provider and provides a broad range of HIV-related services.
Our physicians offer pre-therapy evaluations for patients planning to undergo therapy with biologic immunosuppressive medications to treat psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions. Preventative strategies, including vaccination, can be identified to avoid infectious complications.
International Travel Medicine
Our International Traveler’s Medical Service provides pre-travel counseling and immunization to avoid unnecessary risks from unfamiliar but preventable diseases when traveling to developing areas of the world. We offer post-travel follow-up for individuals who become ill as a result to their travels.
Our providers specialize in the evaluation and ongoing management of patients with hepatitis B and C, including the implementation of antiviral therapy. They also collaborate with our gastroenterologists for patients with cirrhosis.
UConn Health Minute: Flu Season During COVID-19
As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn't bad enough, the flu season is not far away. How severe will the flu season be as it converges with the COVID-19 outbreak? What can we do to prepare? UConn Health’s infectious disease specialist Dr. David Banach discusses the best defense against influenza, which also may protect against coronavirus.
The UConn Health Specialty Pharmacy can fill any specialty medications prescribed to you by your health care team. In addition to having access to these specialized prescriptions, we have a dedicated Specialty Pharmacy liaison who can assist with everything from refills to navigating insurance to finding ways to make your prescriptions more affordable. You can reach out to the pharmacy liaison using the contact information below. To learn more, visit the Specialty Pharmacy website.