Serving Individuals living with HIV/AIDS
There are more than 4,000 identified cases of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Cuyahoga County. Nationally, 0.4% of the general population are HIV positive, while 3.4% of the homeless population is estimated to be HIV positive. As a community health center focused on health care for the homeless, Care Alliance is appropriately positioned to care for this population.
Since 2000, Care Alliance has offered health care and supportive services to meet the unique needs of individuals who are HIV positive or living with AIDS and experiencing extreme poverty. Funding for this program is provided primarily through the Ryan White Care Act under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HIV/AIDS Bureau.
While a major focus of Care Alliance’s Ryan White Program is to provide care to individuals whose status is known, we also test individuals whose status is unknown for HIV throughout the community and help those who have fallen out of care return to a medical provider. Roughly 30 percent of the HIV-positive population in Cleveland is not currently receiving HIV-related health care.
Click here for more information on the services offered through our Ryan White programs including HIV testing locations and hours.