About Orlando
Immunology Center

Orlando Immunology Center offers the latest clinical and scientific developments in infectious disease and internal medicine applied to sexual health. OIC offers comprehensive medical services that include screenings and care for sexually transmitted diseases, Hepatitis, HIV, and emerging infections for sexually active people in Central Florida. OIC is becoming one of the most recognized medical facilities offering sexual health care in a comfortable, open–minded, non–judgmental, and private environment while maintaining our international clinical research reputation which serves as another source of cutting–edge opportunities for all.

For decades, OIC has been conducting landmark clinical trials that have led to the approval of medications that revolutionized the care of people infected with HIV, Hepatitis, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Revolutionizing Health Care

Some of the most significant milestones achieved by our clinical research team includes the participation in the development of every single antiretroviral that has been commercially available to treat those living with HIV. OIC also played an important role in the success of finding a simple and effective cure for the Hepatitis C virus. Our team of experts continue participating in clinical trials that improve the management and prevention of infectious diseases. The success of these clinical trials translates into healthier and better sex lives for everyone.

The impact of our research in sexual health is amazing because we were part of the leading clinical trial for PrEP. That's one of the strategies that is broadly used across the world in terms of prevention for HIV in sexual health

– Dr. Hinestrosa

OIC’s clinical research summary

Clinical research is the study of new medications for the treatment and prevention of disease, and it generally utilizes people with or without the disease of interest to prove the efficacy, safety, and tolerability and the dynamics of these medications. Once the research is concluded, people can access these medications and improve their health and wellbeing. That is the importance of clinical research.

Relevance of clinical research & benefits for participants

Given the recent outbreak of COVID, Monkeypox, and what seems to be a constant incoming flow of mutations and new viruses, clinical research is becoming a more relevant subject to the average person. The COVID pandemic reminded us of how interconnected and susceptible to disease everyone is, and how real-time and ongoing clinical research is imperative to keep advancing medical treatments for humans to stay healthy as new challenges arise. OIC is committed to educating the public while continuing clinical studies for the wellbeing of humanity. Most of these studies rely on the participation of people. Having qualified participants from all demographics in these studies plays a key role in helping science move forward. Therefore, we encourage everyone to realize the importance of clinical research and consider joining a relevant study. Be a hero and advocate for your own sexual health: join one of our clinical studies.

OIC is well known for producing data of the highest quality while conducting clinical trials according to the highest global research standards, which has led to a long-standing international reputation of excellence in the global infectious disease community. Our team of investigators are well–known leaders in the field and have contributed to results and publications that have driven the modern practice of infectious diseases.

Earning Prestigious Recognition

This work has been recognized by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institutes of Health. As a result, OIC is frequently sought after to help conduct challenging government-funded studies. Additionally, Central Florida has always been impacted by high rates of infectious diseases where OIC frequently has access to the high-priority populations that government funded trials seek to enroll and fills an important research gap in the absence of a large academic medical center in the area.