Founded in 1987, the HIV program at Stony Brook is one of the first New York State AIDS designated centers. Initially developed to provide excellent and compassionate inpatient and outpatient clinical care to patients living with HIV and AIDS, the program evolved into a program that also engaged in clinical research (e.g. drug studies) and HIV outcomes research (e.g. HOPS). Under the leadership and extensive experience of Drs. Jack Fuhrer and Roy Steigbigel and with the support of an outstanding nurse practitioner staff, the center attends to over 600 adult HIV infected patients. The HIV program also collaborates with our pediatric and obstetrics-gynecology colleagues in the management of young adult patients and pregnant HIV infected women.