Infectious Diseases & HIV

In today’s mobile world, infectious diseases are an especially serious concern – and the Long Island-New York metropolitan area is one of the busiest travel hubs on the planet. NuHealth’s infectious disease specialists are at the front lines of the fight against contagion, protecting those traveling to foreign lands, and diagnosing and treating all types of infections, including:

  • Bone and Joint Infections
  • Chagas’ Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis
  • MRSA (drug-resistant staphylococcus)
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Wound Infections

By diagnosing and treating infectious diseases early and coordinating a local and regional response with public health authorities when necessary, the Infectious Disease section at Nassau University Medical Center is helping keep our communities safe from harm.

NuHealth is also a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and AIDS. In fact, Nassau University Medical Center is home to the first Designated AIDS Center (DAC) on Long Island – a state-certified program that serves as a focal point for a continuum of hospital and community-based services. NuHealth’s DAC coordinates outpatient services, arranges for patients to participate in clinical trials, and provides counseling, testing, and community education. Specialized HIV medical case management and treatment adherence programs help patients with an array of psychosocial issues, coordination of care and optimization of treatment outcomes.

To consult with an infectious disease of HIV specialist, call (516) 572-6506.

Clinical Staff
Chief – Janice Verley, MD
Director, HIV Prevention Services – Shadab Ahmed, MD
Director HIV/Hepatitis C Co-infection Clinic – Tabassum Yasmin, MD
HIV Specialist – Yuwanna Landau, NP