What is Our HIV Program?
This program provides early intervention services to people exhibiting at risk behaviors, which could lead seropositive (does have antibodies) status.
The HIV program serves all Meridian locations, focusing on eliminating or reducing substance abuse by at-risk individuals who recognize the need for substance abuse services.
After receiving a personal risk profile review, clients may voluntarily submit to both pre- and post-test counseling upon consulting with program staff. Some may be referred to the program after previously being diagnosed with a seropositive status.
The HIV program includes:
- Case Management
- Risk Awareness and Reduction Education
- Outreach & Screening
- Patient Care Eligibility Screening (Ryan White Services)
- Infectious Disease Screening
- Medical Services
Enhanced services for special population groups include linkage to appropriate medical services, especially prenatal care; linkage to HIV/AIDS medical treatment services; education; counseling and vocational/educational services
The HIV clinic is located in the Intervention Services unit at the Gainesville main campus. Services are available by appointment and walk-ins are welcome.