Carolina HIV/AIDS Resources

by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: November 22, 2013 in Health and Wellness

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North Carolina has a variety of community organizations, resources and services for those living with HIV/AIDS or those seeking to get involved in HIV/AIDS prevention, education and advocacy.

Statewide

NC AIDS Action Network
ncaan.org
The North Carolina AIDS Action Network is a statewide advocacy organization fighting for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, their loved ones and those at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS in North Carolina.

NC Harm Reduction Network
nchrc.org
The North Carolina Harm Reduction Network is a statewide grassroots advocacy, resource development and coalition building organization that provides direct services for a variety of issues, including drug use, sex work, immigration issues, genders, sexually-transmitted diseases and HIV.

Planned Parenthod
Various locations
plannedparenthood.org/health-center/findCenter.asp
Planned Parenthood’s various locations across the state provide safer sex education and information and HIV testing.

Charlotte Area

Carolinas CARE Partnership (formerly Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium)
7510 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 105
Charlotte, NC 28227
704-531-2467
info@carolinascare.org
carolinascare.org
Carolinas CARE Partnership provides free HIV/STD testing and counseling, housing assistance, peer training, case management and other services, prevention and education. Carolinas CARE Partnership also houses the popular D-UP program, a peer education outreach effort among young men of color who have sex with men.

Different Roads Home
15905 Brookway Dr., Suite 4203
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-237-8793
differentroadshome.org
Different Roads Home is a non-profit organization serving individuals with HIV/AIDS, cancer and children’s chronic illnesses. Services include support and social programs, a food pantry, testing initiatives and more.

House of Mercy
701 Mercy Dr.
Belmont, NC 28012
704-825-4711
thehouseofmercy.org
House of Mercy provides end-of-life nursing, housing and medical care for persons living with advanced AIDS. Services include physical therapy and medication assistance.

Mecklenburg County Department of Health
704-432-TEST (8378)
charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/HealthDepartment/CommunityHealthServices/Pages/HIVSTDServices.aspx
Provides testing, case management, awareness, education and other services at various locations, events and times throughout the county and year.

The PowerHouse Project
1416 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
704-334-6076
powerhousecharlotte.com
The PowerHouse Project is a drop-in center and safe space for Black and Latino gay or bisexual men or men who have sex with men. The group offers a computer lab, weekly empowerment programs and workshops, retreats for men over 25 years old, social events, monthly discussion groups for men 18-29 years old and free and confidential HIV testing, which is always available during hours of operation. The Power House Project is a program of Quality Home Care Services.

Quality Home Care Services
3552 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
704-394-8968
qhcsnc.org
Quality Home Care Services provides a variety of services for those living with HIV including case management, HIV/AIDS prevention programs and testing, substance abuse treatment, community-based rehabilitation services for those with mental development disabilities and other services.

Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN)
P.O. Box 37190
Charlotte, NC 28237-7190
704-372-7246
info@carolinarain.org
carolinarain.org
RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network), founded in 1992, engages the community to transform lives and promote respect and dignity for all people touched by HIV through compassionate care, education and leadership development. Services include CARE Management, Peer2Peer support and outreach, support groups for youth, faith-based training, chaplain services and caring volunteers who provide practical support to persons living with HIV and AIDS. RAIN also provides HIV awareness and prevention education programs to thousands of people each year and is the only HIV non-profit in the Charlotte metropolitan area providing direct client services.

Rosedale Infectious Diseases
103 Commerce Centre Dr.
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-948-8582
rosedaleid.com
Rosedale Infectious Diseases is a full-service HIV/infectious diseases clinic that offers a variety of medical services. Staff, under the direction of Dr. Frederick Cruickshank, work closely with medical case management organizations.

Greenville

PiCASO
(Pitt County AIDS Service Organization)
1530 S. Evans St., Suite 106
Greenville, NC 77834
252-830-1660
picaso.org
Starting as a grassroots organization focused on supporting those living with HIV/AIDS, providing buddy programs, nutritional support and healthcare advocacy, the agency changed over the years to a case-management-focused agency working with long-term client support. Currently, the group provides HIV testing, education and advocacy and emergency funding for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Triad

AIDS Care Service
206 N. Spruce St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101-2747
336-777-0116
aidscareservice.org
AIDS Care Service provides housing, food pantry services, client services, Ryan White HIV case management and a variety of support services for Latino and people of color clients.

Triad Health Project
801 Summit Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27405
336-275-1654
triadhealthproject.com
Triad Health Project provides case management and other client support services, HIV testing and prevention outreach, medical, social service and legal referrals, food pantry and nutritional resources and education, support groups and education, art and exercise programs.

Triangle

Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina
324 S. Harrington St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-834-2437
info@aas-c.org
aas-c.org
Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina provides case management, HIV/STD testing and counseling, emergency assistance for rent and utilities, transportation assistance, housing information and referrals, mental health, substance abuse or support group resources, referrals and programs.

AIDS Legal Project at Duke School of Law
law.duke.edu/aidsproject/
The AIDS Legal Project provides confidential legal representation to low-income HIV-infected clients with legal problems relating to their diagnosis. Legal assistance is provided by law students under the supervision of attorneys.

CAARE
(Case Management of AIDS and Addiction Through Resources and Education)
214 Broadway St.
Durham, NC, 27701
919-683-5300
caare-inc.org
CAARE is a grassroots non-profit organization that promotes a holistic and community approach to health. CAARE provide a wide variety of services that help treat not only the medical roots of chronic diseases, but also the social and human factors that contribute to these health deficits. CAARE seeks to address disparities in health care access, and over the past 17 years has created a community devoted to helping people make all parts of their lives healthier.

Western

ALFA
1120 Fairgrove Church Rd. SE, Suite 28
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-1447
alfainfo.org
ALFA, formerly known as AIDS Leadership Foothills Area-Alliance, has provided supportive services to those infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS since 1987. ALFA currently provides supportive and medical case management, prevention education, and outreach to an eight county service area. ALFA’s service area consists of Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga, and Wilkes counties.

WNCAP
(Western North Carolina AIDS Project)
554 Fairview Rd.
Asheville, NC 28802
828-252-7489
wncap.org
Established in 1986, WNCAP provides case management, prevention and education programs, outreach, HIV testing and other services throughout Western North Carolina. In addition to its main office in Asheville, the group also has offices and a presence in Hendersonville, Shelby and Sylva.