The “Neve Or” Center

The “Neve Or” – AIDS Treatment and Research Center is the biggest center for HIV carriers in the entire country. The center has successfully assisted in the birth of healthy babies of HIV carrying parents and sick parents. In addition to medical care, the center also offers additional services such as support and guidance, dental procedures for AIDS patients, psychological support, nutrition guidance and medication monitoring etc.

A Pediatrician and Specialist in Infectious Diseases of the Kaplan Medical Center, Dr. Serge Gradstein M.D. says: “For historical as well as geographical reasons, the AIDS clinic at Kaplan hospital presents the following particularities: It  is  the  largest AIDS clinic  in Israel . Some 1000 patients are presently followed  and treated.Our patient population is essentially of Ethiopian origin , reflecting the  African epidemy. This population presents particular aspects of  the  disease , virological as well as  cultural and  social. Consequently we follow a relatively large number of women , part of them being pregnant and a relatively large number of children infected with HIV as compared to other clinics  in Israel.We spend particular efforts in administering optimal and up to date treatment to our HIV  infected children . These  efforts lead to a clear diminution of  the  hospitalization rate of the children and almost normal quality of life.Special attention has  also been paid to the care of pregnant women (whose number is increasing)  and  prevention of transmission from  mother to child leading to 0% transmission rate since 1997 !”