HIV Services

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“For over 30 years, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has been an epidemic, affecting millions globally.  According to CDC, by the end of 2010 an estimated 1,144,500 person aged 13 years and older were living with HIV infection in the U.S., including 18,900 (15.8%) person who are unaware of their infection.”1

“HIV is found in blood, semen, vaginal secretion, and breast milk and is usually spread via sharing needles, needle pricks, and sexual activity.  It can also be transferred from an infected mother to her infant. HIV is a chronic condition that can last through decades.  Upon entrance, HIV attacks the immune system and leads to subsequent vulnerability for other infections.  Invasion by opportunistic infections, low body immunity, and absence of treatment can eventually lead to death.”2

In an effort to end this epidemic and prevent death and disability caused by this virus, the AHRC provides various HIV services throughout the week. Come into our office during these designated times or call to make an appointment in order to get set up with our HIV Linkage to Care services. All our services are free and confidential.

Mondays:

1:30PM-3:30PM- HIV counseling and testing through Mobile Health Unit at the BLUFF neighborhood.

Tuesdays:

10:00AM-5:00PM – HIV counseling and testing, referrals, computer lab, assessments and referrals for substance use Treatment and Housing at the Community Drop-in-center.

3:00PM-4:00PM – Spiritual Peer Lead Group at the Community Drop-in-Center.

*Every 3rd Tuesday of each month: 12:00PM-3:00PM TB (Tuberculosis) germ skin testing

Wednesdays:

1:30PM-3:30PM – HIV counseling and testing and Syringe Exchange through Mobile Health Unit at the BLUFF neighborhood.

10:00AM-5:00PM –  HIV counseling and testing, referrals, computer lab, assessments and referrals for substance use Treatment and Housing, Notary Public at the Community Drop-in-Center.

4:00PM-5:00PM – Substance Use Management and Drug education group, Overdose Prevention Group.

Thursdays:

1:00PM-6:00PM – HIV counseling and testing, referrals, computer lab, assessments and referrals for substance use Treatment and Housing, Notary Public at the Community Drop-in-center.

 

 

AIDS Information Line: (800) 551-2728

 

 

References:

1.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FOA PS15-1502-2014. Published Sept 2014.

2.Zare, M., (2014). Prevention and Control of HIV and Hepatitis C among Drug Users.