Infectious disease specialists are medical doctors who specialize
in the diagnosis and treatment of complex infections. They also treat people
who have long-term (chronic) infections or disorders such as HIV or
Infectious disease specialists may further specialize in treating
people in certain age groups, such as pediatric infectious disease specialists,
who only treat children.
Infectious disease specialists are internists or pediatricians who
further specialize in infectious diseases. They can be board-certified in
infectious disease through the Board of Internal Medicine, which is recognized
by the American Board of Medical Specialties.