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The University of Michigan's HIV / AIDS Treatment Program provides comprehensive care for the whole person. We utilize a multi-focused team approach that addresses not only your medical needs but also your psychosocial needs. We recognize that HIV can affect you in so many ways.

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Our Medical Director, nationally recognized HIV specialist Dr. Powel Kazanjian along with Infectious Disease and HIV specialists Drs. Tejal Gandhi, Carol Chenoweth, James Riddell, Daniel Kaul, Kevin Gregg, and Sandro Cinti work together to manage your HIV infection, medication regimen, and monitor the status of your immune system. They encourage your participation in deciding a treatment course that fits your medical needs and that you are able to live with and adhere to.


Our nurse, Mark Cichocki, RN, is solely dedicated to providing care for those living with HIV or AIDS. Along with carrying out physician orders, our nurse is available for patient and family teaching, to answer questions in person or by telephone, and to help facilitate our support groups. They also man a telephone line that is available when you are sick or need refills of your medications. You can reach one of our nurses by e-mail or by calling (734) 936-8186 (toll free at 888-224-7939).

Social Workers

Our two social workers, Amy Jacobs, MSW and Samantha Wellman, MSW, are specialists in HIV & AIDS social work and are available to address your psychosocial needs as well as helping you with insurance and financial issues and connecting you with community based agencies and case management. They also provide programs for patients throughout the year. Please contact one of the social workers for more information. You can reach one of our social workers by e-mail or by calling (734) 763-9227 or (734) 936-0621.


Patient Food and Nutrition Services at the University of Michigan Health System provides exemplary hospital food services and medical nutrition therapy for both patients and the community. Our varied programs include individualized nutrition counseling to help reduce disease risk and improve wellness.

Clinical Research Project Manager

The University of Michigan HIV/AIDS Treatment Program participates in several clinical trials. Our efforts are managed by a clinical research project manager, Mary Reyes, MPH . Her attention to detail assures that both study patient and study sponsor needs are met.

Medical Assistants

Medical Assistants Davina Love, MA and Sharon Morin, MA work closely with patients in the clinic setting to assure that their needs, concerns and issues are made known to all HATP staff. With their help, patients' needs are met and continuity of care is maintained.



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