HIV Direct Services

Direct services are provided through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act, Part B, which provides formula-based grant awards to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and supportive services for input from individuals and families affected by HIV disease.

The STD/HIV Program funds several Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) throughout the state to plan and prioritize the service needs of HIV-infected individuals, as well as to provide a forum for members of the infected and affected community.  

 

Where are services provided?

 

The STD/HIV Program of the Louisiana Office of Public Health administers funds to provide supportive services to all regions outside of the New Orleans Part A catchment area and the Baton Rouge Part A Transitional Grant Area.  The area within the Part A catchment area, which includes Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, receives Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act, Part A funding from the City of New Orleans and the Part A Transitional Grant Area receives Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act, Part A funding from the City of Baton Rouge.

 

What services are provided?

 

The services provided in each region vary, depending on funding and the identified needs in each region. Ryan White Part B services are provided by a community-based organization that is contracted by the STD/HIV Program for the provision of specific services.

 

Services that may be provided include:

  • Case Management
  • Dental Care
  • Direct Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Medication Assistance
  • Mental Health Therapy/Counseling
  • Nutritional Services
  • Outreach
  • Substance Abuse Treatment/Counseling
  • Transportation Assistance

How can I contact the CBO in my area?

For a regional directory that includes a list of the HIV+ community based organizations and contact information for each, click here.

 

How do I learn more about access to HIV services if I live near New Orleans?

 

For information about HIV care services available in Region I (Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes), contact:


Fran Lawless, Director

Mayor's Office of Health Policy

1515 Poydras Street, Suite 1150

New Orleans, LA 70112

504-658-2800 phone

flawless@nola.gov

 

How do I learn more about access to HIV services if I live near Baton Rouge?

For information about HIV care services available in Region II (East and West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, East and West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, Livingston, St. Helena), contact:

Shamell Lavigne, Program Administrator

Department of Human Development and Services- Ryan White Program

4523 Plank Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 358-1954 phone
(225) 358-1970 fax

SLavigne@brgov.com

 

How do I learn more about access to HIV services if I live elsewhere in Louisiana?

 

To ask about services throughout Louisiana, contact:

Louisiana Office of Public Health
STD/HIV Program
1450 Poydras St., Suite 2136
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-568-7474 phone
504-568-7044 fax