Research unit: Infectious Diseases

The hospital department of infectious diseases receives patients with fever, immune defects and contagious diseases.

The patients are being treated for:

  • Unknown causes of fever
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis
  • Tropical diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Meningitis and encephalitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Blood poisoning
  • Suppressed immune system

The hospital department consists of a bed unit with room for 24 patients, an outpatient clinic and a research unit. Furthermore we have a special interdisciplinary unit, which includes a HIV counselor, a dietitian, a psychologist and a priest. The interdisciplinarity reflects the department’s vision of treating patients with respect for and understanding of how the disease can affect all aspects of people’s lives.

The hospital department has a high-tech quarantine unit for patients with highly contagious and dangerous diseases such as Ebola. Furthermore, the staff has undergone specialized training and is equipped to handle and care for contagious patients, whilst wearing Hazmats suits.

The research unit is located in the basement and includes laboratories and a clinical research unit where the scientists are specialized in carrying out large vaccine trials.

Our research unit takes part in the international research of many infectious diseases and our main focus areas are:

  • HIV-cure
  • Immune system defects
  • Global infectious diseases
  • Vaccine development
  • Holistic treatment

Where to find us:

Aarhus Universitetshospital, Skejby
Indgang 1
Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99
8200 Aarhus N