Natella Rakhmanina, MD, AAHIVS Infectious Disease Specialist



Natella Rakhmanina, MD, AAHIVS, is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. She focuses her research on epidemiology and treatment of HIV infection in children and adolescents. Her particular areas of interest include pharmacology and pharmacogenetics of antiretroviral therapy in pediatrics. The primary goal of this clinical research is to optimize and individualize treatment of HIV infected pediatric patients. Dr. Rakhmanina, also has completed several projects on epidemiology of pediatric HIV infection and is the leading investigator on the study addressing the acceptance of the rapid HIV testing in healthcare settings by the parents, caregivers, and adolescents in Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Dr. Rakhmanina is a preceptor at MPH program at School of Public Health and Health Services at the George Washington University (GWU) and is a member of the GWU HIV/AIDS Institute.



Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1988
    People's Friendship University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Natella Rakhmanina, MD, AAHIVS

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Emily's Story

"The social worker was great. She held a class for Emily and the other needle phobic kids on the floor. This class allowed the kids to place IV's in stuffed dolls and have some control over the care of someone else, even if it was just a doll."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Epidemiology of New Cases of HIV1 Infection in Children Referred to the Metropolitan Pediatric Hospital in Washington DC

(2008) Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal


(2004) Conn's Current Therapy

Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

(2005) Pharmacotherapy of Perinatal HIV

Nevirapine Concentration in Nonstimulated Saliva an Alternative for Plasma Sampling in Children with HIV Infection

(2007) Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

10th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology

(2007) Concentrations in Children with HIV Infection

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Blair's Story

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"I was blown away by the personalized care that we received. The nurses are incredibly compassionate and kind, and really made every effort to make the journey less painful for everyone."

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