Coordinated HIV Services
The Coordinated HIV Services (CHIVS) Program provides client-centered services such as case management, case worker, mental health, substance use outpatient, peer navigation and transportation. The program links clients with health care, psychosocial support, legal services, home delivered meals, emergency housing and other services that meet each client’s individual level of need. The primary goal of CHIVS is ensuring that people living with HIV/AIDS are enrolled and sustained in HIV primary care. The CHIVS Program promotes retention in care and medication adherence with the goal of improving health outcomes for persons living with HIV/AIDS, eliminating health disparities, and achieving viral suppression as well as an increase in CD4 count.
Targeted Services for Persons of Color
Targeted services for persons of color identify, engage, refer and link people living with HIV/AIDS to HIV primary care, and use other health care and support services to keep them in care over time. Coordinated services include outreach, medical case management, non-medical case management, mental health counseling, outpatient substance abuse services and medical transportation services. Targeted services for persons of color are funded under the Minority AIDS Initiative, which was established in 1999 by Congress under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to improve access to HIV care and health outcomes for disproportionately affected minority populations, including black populations.
- Medical Case Management
- Non-Medical Case Management
- Case Worker
- Mental Health (group and individual psychotherapy)
- Substance Use Outpatient (group and individual counseling sessions)
- Peer Navigation
- Transportation (Compass Cards, ADA Para-Transit and LYFT ride sharing)
- Referrals for: HIV primary care, dental care, housing, home delivered meals, and legal services
- Age 18+
- Individuals with confirmed diagnosis of HIV