North Carolina is blessed to have a plethora of community resources and programming for those living with HIV/AIDS. Several groups throughout the state work to keep the public educated, provide testing and counseling and support and case management to those who test positive. Below are resources for the Triad, Triangle and Charlotte. Find other resources across the Carolinas in our online QGuide at goqnotes.com/qguide/nc/ or goqnotes.com/qguide/sc/.
AIDS Care Service
206 N. Spruce St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101-2747
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
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.
Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina
324 S. Harrington St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
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.
Carolinas CARE Partnership
(formerly Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium)
7510 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 105
Charlotte, NC 28227
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.
House of Mercy
701 Mercy Dr.
Belmont, NC 28012
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.
Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN)
P.O. Box 37190
Charlotte, NC 28237-7190
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 & 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.
Upcoming HIV/AIDS community events
Dec. 1 • Belmont
House of Mercy invites the public to a special 20th anniversary open house and residents reunion. House of Mercy, 21 McAuley Cir. 5-7 p.m. thehouseofmercy.org.
Dec. 4 • Greensboro
Winter Walk for AIDS
Triad Health Project’s annual fundraising walk, rain or shine. War Memorial Stadium, 510 Yanceyville St. triadhealthproject.org.
April 2012 • Belmont
Walk for AIDS
Usually held every April, the House of Mercy Walk for AIDS is a fundraiser for the group and their services. Details TBA. thehouseofmercy.org.
May 5, 2012 • Charlotte
AIDS Walk Charlotte
The largest HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event in the Carolinas will take place in Uptown Charlotte at Gateway Village, 800 W. Trade St. aidswalkcharlotte.org.
May 2012 • Raleigh
An annual walk and bicycle ride for Raleigh’s Alliances of AIDS Services-Carolina. Usually held every May. Details TBA. aas-c.org. aidswalkandride.org.
[Ed. Note — This article was edited Nov. 28, 2011, to reflect updated information for the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network.]