Center for Infectious Diseases Overview

Located at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, the Center for Infectious Diseases has made great strides in discovering ways to prevent and combat infectious diseases. The Center also plays a major role in educating University of Maryland Medical School students in treating infectious diseases and HIV. 

Specialists in the Center diagnose and treat complicated infectious diseases, with a particular focus on the comprehensive care of patients with HIV, infections in patients with cancer and patients who have had surgery and transplants. Specialty care is also available for patients with Hepatitis B and C, meningitis, severe hospital-acquired infections and other infectious diseases. In addition, many of our infectious disease specialists work in the Institute of Human Virology (IHV), a world-class center of excellence focusing on chronic viral diseases and virally linked cancers. The Center also hosts a strong antimicrobial management program. 

The UM Center for Infectious Diseases is responsible for in-patient HIV services, as well as consultation services at University of Maryland Medical Center, UMMC Midtown Campus, the Baltimore VA Medical Center, the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the transplant service, the surgical service, the ICU service and the virology consult service.


The University of Maryland Center for Infectious Diseases diagnoses and treats a range of complicated infectious diseases, including:

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Infections in immunocompromised hosts including cancer, transplant and AIDS patients

  • Hepatitis B and C

  • Severe hospital-acquired infections

  • Meningitis

  • Endocarditis

  • Abdominal and brain abscesses

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Rickettsial infections

  • Interstitial cystitis

Center for Infectious Diseases Programs

The UM Center for Infectious Diseases includes two programs dedicated to providing HIV/AIDS services: the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) and the JACQUES Initiative. As both programs operate differently from one another, a triage employee is on staff to help guide patients to the office best suited for their needs, and preferred model of care. For more information about our HIV/AIDS services, please call 410-328-9102.

Institute of Human Virology

Considered a world-class center of excellence focusing on HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis, IHV is home to some of the most renowned experts in all of virology. IHV at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus provides comprehensive primary medical care for people with HIV and specialty care for Hepatitis. IHV assists patients with housing, social services, addiction services, transportation and more.

IHV at UMMC Midtown Campus is located within the UM Primary Care at Armory Place office. IHV shares registration and waiting areas with other specialties, including dermatology, primary care and rheumatology, providing patients with the privacy they desire in a comfortable setting.

JACQUES Initiative: Greater Access to HIV Care

Under the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Institute of Human Virology, the JACQUES Initiative is a community outreach program that provides greater access to HIV care and treatment support for patients in need in the Baltimore community. JACQUES is focused on peer counseling and provides support groups to its patients. The program goal is to ensure long-term treatment success for individuals and communities impacted by HIV.

JACQUES Initiative is located in UMMC Midtown Campus’ Professional Building. The community-based program provides support groups and peer-counseling for recently diagnosed and long-term patients. JACQUES operates using the Journey to Wellness Model:

  1. Engage

  2. Prepare

  3. Treat

  4. Support

  5. Develop

For more information about JACQUES Initiative, or to schedule an appointment, call 443-552-2933.