Dr. Edward L. Aikens, MD


Internal Medicine Men’s Health, HIV Medicine, Correctional Healthcare, Men’s Health, Preventative care

Meet Dr. Aikens

Dr. Aikens, a native of St. Louis, MO, is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician with specialties in HIV Medicine, Correctional Healthcare, Men’s Health, and preventative care. He brings over twenty years of clinical practice experience in various settings including academics, inpatient and outpatient medicine, and administration. Dr. Aiken’s graduated from Clark Atlanta University and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Aikens enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, interior design and watching football. At AvitaCare Atlanta, and throughout his career, Dr. Aikens’ mission is to provide comprehensive, individualized care with compassion, dignity, and respect.

“I believe quality healthcare is a human right.”

Quick Facts about Dr. Aikens

  • Completed Undergraduate Degree at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, BS Biology, Magna Cum Laude 1998
  • Completed Medical School at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and Doctor of Medicine 2002
  • Completed Residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta 2005
  • Completed Senior Associate in Medicine at Emory University Department of Medicine
  • Department of Infectious Diseases Grady Hospital System
  • Medical College Georgia/Georgia Correctional Healthcare Assistant
  • Statewide Medical Director & Statewide Medical Director AWC Networks, LLC
  • Medical Director Wellpath, LLC Assistant Statewide Medical Director
  • American College of Physicians Member
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Primary Care/Medical Clinic Senior Resident of the Year (2005)
  • Grady Infectious Diseases Clinic Provider of the Year (2008)
  • Clinical Basics HIV Management, Georgia Department of Corrections,Infection Control Nurses (2010)


“In the stars of learning to live, win & thrive with HIV, this gentleman blessed my heart and soul.”

“Thank you so much for simply being you.”

“This man pretty much saved my life. At a pivotal period where I was smack dab in the middle of my transition, this man pulled me away from the edge.”

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