Linkage, Retention, and Re-engagement Program
HIV positive? We can help with medications.
People with HIV now are living longer and with a better quality of life. If taken the right way - every day, medicine also greatly reduces the chance of transmitting HIV to sex partners.
To help people with HIV to stay healthy and avoid giving the virus to others, the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County connects HIV-positive people to HIV medical care through the Linkage, Retention, and Re-engagement Program. We serve people living in Volusia and Flagler counties.
The Linkage, Retention, and Re-engagement program offers:
treatment to lower and control the amount of HIV in the body
counseling and education
support developing a plan to get you HIV medical care
identification of barriers to care
referrals to community resources and social services
HIV rapid testing and linkage in Volusia County correctional facilities.
The program assists people who:
recently tested positive for HIV
previously tested positive for HIV
are not receiving medical care for HIV/AIDS
Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS)
People diagnosed within the past 12 months may be eligible for the anti-retroviral treatment and intervention services including:
up to five client sessions within a 90-day period.
strength-based case management.
help with identifying barriers that might hinder HIV-positive individuals from accessing care. These can include housing, transportation, financial, substance abuse and mental health issues.
support to develop an action plan for linking to HIV medical care.
referrals to community resources.
People diagnosed more than 12 months ago, may be eligible for direct referral to HIV medical care.
The Linkage, Retention, and Re-engagement Program is:
Confidential. HIPPA law protects your privacy and ensures your confidentiality.
Supportive. If you just found out that you’re HIV Positive, we are here to help.
Affordable. Services offered at no-cost through the Ryan White Program.
We are here to help. Please contact us today.