Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic
The Bill Holt Clinic at Phoenix Children's Hospital is the only comprehensive pediatric HIV clinic in the state of Arizona, providing comprehensive care for children and adolescents exposed to or infected with HIV.
The clinic, founded in 1994, is a multidisciplinary program providing family-centered care. A team of specialists works together at the visits to provide specialized medical care, nutritional support, child life services, and psychosocial support. The team works together with families to maximize the health of children/adolescents affected by or infected with HIV. The clinic provides testing of exposed infants, children, and adolescents.
We offer support groups with fun activities and education for children and teens. We also encourage parents to attend in a separate group to share concerns and experiences.
Summer camp activities are available at Camp Honor and Camp Incredible, which are also attended by clinic staff, to provide medical support and interact with patients in a fun environment.
Perinatal consultations are available for pregnant mothers with HIV to answer questions about the upcoming delivery, specialized care for the baby and to ensure seamless care.
The clinic has been involved in research as a former PACTG sub-site with the University of San Diego, with clinical trials along with Body Positive as well as other projects.
Members of the clinic have worked closely to collaborate and advocate with community agencies to access and enhance services for families.
In the news
We can eradicate HIV/AIDS - Guest opinion by Janice Piatt, MD, medical director of Phoenix Children Hospital's Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic. Published in The Arizona Republic.
Janice Piatt, MD, AAHIVM, Medical Director
Infectious Disease Specialists:
Scott Ostdiek, MD, Medical Staff Section Chief
Wassim Ballan, MD
Matthew Smith, MD
Clinical Nurse Coordinator:
Deborah Frusciano RN, BSN, ACRN
Clinical Trials Specialist:
Laura Clarke-Steffen, RN, PHD
Amy Edmonds LMSW
Perinatal Outreach Coordinator:
Kimberley Bickes, RN, MSN
Child Life Specialist:
Crystal Soberg CCLS
Lea Ann Holzmeister RD