The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Mount Sinai Health System has been researching and fighting infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS since the early 1980s.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel doctors are among the first to recognize that AIDS is a new disease and is an early leader in the care of this patient population.
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Drs. Michael Grieco and Michael Lange published the first recognition of an unexplained immunological deficit in homosexual men, later discovered to be HIV.
The Morningside Clinic, the new home for HIV outpatient services at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital opened.
Mount Sinai’s tenOever, Garcia-Sastre, Langlois, Albrecht, Shapiro, Chua and other colleagues discovered a way to keep highly infectious diseases from infecting researchers by using a molecular bio-containment method that causes lung cells to attack flu, or other RNA, viruses.