Clinical HIV/AIDS

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical HIV/AIDS

Program Description

Since 1981 when the first cases of people with HIV/AIDS were diagnosed in the world and since 1986 when the first HIV/AIDS patient was reported in Iran, this infection has rapidly increased in the world and with several years of delay in Iran, and the number of HIV/AIDS patients is considerably increasing. In most developed countries, infectious and tropical diseases is a subspecialty of internal medicine. The internists admitted to the fellowship of infectious and tropical diseases spend a quarter of their fellowship course on HIV/AIDS. In Iran, infectious and tropical diseases is a specialty with a year devoted to the internal medicine and not enough time left for dealing with HIV. Given that most people with HIV/AIDS are referred to some specific academic centers, the residents of other universities do not receive the necessary education on HIV/AIDS patients. Therefore, the infectious disease specialists who are not adequately able to manage these patients are required to receive further training. Thus, the curriculum development committee developed this curriculum, and welcomes the experts’ valuable comments for revising it.


Clinical HIV/AIDS fellowship is a clinical course originated from the field of infectious diseases in which the graduates are involved in prevention, diagnosis, management, and care of patients with HIV/AIDS infection and who provide the society with their knowledge and expertise in the areas of education, research, and health services.



1-To train Up to Date specialists, who are competent, accountable, and sensitive to the health of individuals and society in the specialized field of HIV/AIDS and who will provide the society with their expertise in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, and research.

2-In the next 10 years, we will be among the top countries in the Middle East in terms of educational standards, research production, and providing people with medical services in this field.


Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Individuals holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree with an approved specialty in Infectious Diseases or Internal Medicine. received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration: 12 Months


Method(s) of Instruction

During this course, various methods and techniques will be used:

  • Various intra- and intersectoral, hospital, interdisciplinary and inter-university conferences as well as seminars
  • Discussion in small groups, workshops, journal clubs and reading groups as well as Case Presentation
  • Participation in HIV outpatient clinics, voluntary counselling, and Testing Center
  • Participation in training lower ranks
  • Self-Education, Self-Study
  • Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Clinical HIV/AIDS


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