University of California at Davis

School of Medicine
Commitment to Primary Care
Center for Aids Research and Education Services

The Center for Aids Research and Education Services (C.A.R.E.S.) is a Sacramento medical facility dedicated to treating HIV positive individuals. On Monday evenings a group of doctors, nurses, receptionists, and lab technicians volunteer to operate the clinic. Three UCD medical students are invited to come each Monday of a given quarter to learn more about HIV infection and treatment from the dedicated health care workers through both informal lectures and shadowing the doctors. Working at the clinic provides an eye opening experience to the challenges of treating HIV positive individuals with the inevitable ups and downs in the course of the disease. The doctors who work there are inspiring individuals who not only work hard at the clinic, but also within the community to educate and speak out about HIV. They also like to have fun, so beware.

Since there are few positions for the clinic, a lottery for spots occurs at the beginning of each quarter.

C.A.R.E.S. Clinic Website


Updated on January 25, 2001
Created on December 15, 1996
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