The following information for patients and parents is provided as a service by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. No endorsement or approval is stated or implied.
To receive certification in a specialty such as pediatric infectious diseases, a doctor must complete the required residency and pass written and oral examinations for pediatrics, and then for pediatric infectious diseases, both of which are administered by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The ABP is a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). You may learn whether a pediatrician is board-certified by going to the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) website and selecting "Is your pediatrician certified?" or from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). All board-certified physicians are listed on these sites.
Membership in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society does not indicate that the physician is board-certified in pediatric infectious diseases.
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society does not provide physician referrals. If you need to find a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases, there are several possibilities.
Your pediatrician or family physician can provide you with the names of local pediatric infectious diseases specialists. You may also contact your county medical society, or the local chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The national office of the AAP (800-433-9016) can provide you with the telephone number for the local or regional AAP chapter in your area.
We are happy to announce that the guidelines for Pediatric Opportunistic Infections have recently been updated and are now available on the AIDSInfo website. Recommendations for the guidelines were made possible through a collaborative effort with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Health, the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. To view the most updated guidelines or information please go to http://AIDSinfo.nih.gov.