Children’s National Hospital

Children’s National Hospital (CNH), located in Washington, District of Columbia (DC), is an internationally renowned private non-profit primary and specialty healthcare center serving as the main hub of comprehensive healthcare services for adolescents and youth in the DC metropolitan area, which includes three high HIV burden areas. Through its clinical network of 1,500 primary and specialty care physicians located throughout DC, Maryland (MD) and Virginia (VA), CNH provides primary and specialty care to ~10,000 adolescents and youth from the DC metropolitan region annually.

Meet The Project Lead(s)

Natella Rakhmanina, MD, PhD, FAAP, FCP, AAHIVS

Site Lead
(202) 476-2083

111 Michigan Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Meet The Team

About Children’s National Hospital

CNH HIV Prevention and Treatment Services (HPTS) is a vital organization that has been providing HIV prevention, testing, counseling, care, and treatment services to adolescents and youth at risk for and living with HIV in the DC region since the 1980s.

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Related Protocols

Protocol NumberName
ATN 166Combatting HIV Or Other STIs Early (CHOOSE)/atn-166
ATN 167Legal, Economic and Affirming Peer Support (LEAP)/atn-167

Team Members

Adeline Koay, MBBS, MSc
Joseph H. Waters, MD, FAAP
Henry Choi, PharmD
Olivia Munger, MPH, RD, LD
Khadijah I. Abdullah
(202) 476-4276 
Justin Unternaher, MPH
Garnette E. Mason, MPH, CCRC


CNH School-Based Health Centers, DC

Community Clinic Inc., MD

DC Schools, DC

Family Medical and Counseling Services, DC

Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, DC, MD, VA

Food & Friends, DC, MD, VA

Grassroots Project, DC

Greater Baden, MD

Heart to Hand, MD

Horton’s Kids, Girls, Inc., DC

Housing Counseling Services, DC, MD

Latin American Youth Center, DC

Lutheran Social Services, DC, MD, VA

NovaSalud, VA

Prince George’s County Resource Center, MD

Sasha Bruce Youthwork, DC

Us Helping Us, DC

Young Women’s Project, DC

Beacon House, DC