The University of Alabama at Birmingham‘s 1917 Clinic has officially completed its move to the new Dewberry Building in Lakeview. As the largest HIV health care unit in Alabama, this move will help UAB’s 1917 Clinic better serve the public and more than 3,600 active patients.
New Location—Same Great Service
Until now, UAB’s 1917 Clinic had operated out of a smaller space on 20th Street South. However, after that space was deemed no longer sustainable in 2019, the 1917 Clinic began looking for new options.
At the newly-completed Dewberry Building, the 1917 Clinic has 50,664 feet of space—wow! This substantial upgrade allows the clinic to have 27 exam rooms, two procedure rooms and four clinic offices.
“This move will allow for increased capacity to meet the existing and burgeoning need for HIV comprehensive multidisciplinary care and support service to people with HIV and the community. It also allows us to more effectively do outreach to identify persons with HIV who are not engaged in care, and simultaneously do outreach and provide PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) services to people at risk for HIV.”James Raper, Ph.D., CRNP., Director, 1917 Clinic
Not Just for the 1917 Clinic
The Dewberry Building is now home to the entire enterprise of the 1917 Clinic, including:
- A dedicated UAB Hospital 1917 pharmacy,
- The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic,
- Alabama Clinical Trials Unit,
- Multicenter AIDS Cohort study/Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study,
- And more!
But that’s not all. Since the 1917 Clinic aims to work with community partners and agencies, Birmingham AIDS Outreach has been afforded space inside the center as well.
“This move will provide renewed synergy between 1917 Clinic and BAO as community partners in the fight to end the HIV epidemic while addressing the immediate needs of the HIV community. I am excited about the decades of HIV patient care ahead of us in this new space.”James Raper, Ph.D., CRNP., Director, 1917 Clinic