The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Department of Pediatrics 2018 Annual Report

Infectious Diseases

Julia Rosebush, DO, FAAP, with patient

Youth with HIV Can Have Healthy, Fulfilling Lives

At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, many teens and young adults newly diagnosed with HIV believe they are going to die — until Julia Rosebush, DO, FAAP, convinces them otherwise. As medical director of the Care2Prevent (C2P) Pediatric/Adolescent HIV Program, Rosebush treats HIV-positive South Side Chicago youth facing major life challenges, such as homelessness and discrimination as members of the LGBTQ community. "Our team goes above and beyond to help our patients get what they need, from life-saving medications and stable housing to behavioral health counseling," says Rosebush. "It’s amazing to see their transformation, both mentally and physically."

C2P also provides high-risk youth with pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission, and staff conducts testing for HIV and other STIs in South Side neighborhoods with a high incidence and prevalence of HIV, as well as at C2P’s drop-in center for homeless and street-based LGBTQ youth.

Honors and Publications

Infectious Diseases


Conditions We Treat

  • Acute or chronic infections
  • Blood infections
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Travel-related infections

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    ​Associate Medical Director, Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

  • Barbara Hendrickson, MD

    Clinical Associate of Pediatrics

  • Professor of Pediatrics
    Chief, Academic Pediatrics
    Interim Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Associate Chair, Clinical Services

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
    ​Associate Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

  • Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Pediatrics
    Medical Director, Toxoplasmosis Center

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Medical Director, Care2Prevent Pediatric/Adolescent HIV Program
    Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
    Resident Advisor, Infectious Diseases

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

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