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HIV Care, Treatment and Housing

hiv advertisement New York City has resources for HIV-related health care, housing, and supportive service providers. The NYC Health Department provides care coordination services.

Healthcare providers will find resources for clinical care referrals, medical case management, housing, and other supportive services. These are funded by the Ryan White Part A Program for uninsured and underinsured individuals living with HIV in New York City.  Housing assistance and supportive services are funded by the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program for low-income HIV-infected persons and their families. 

HIV Services Directory
The New York City Ryan White Site Locator can be used to find HIV related services to meet health care and other service needs of PLWHA (People living with HIV/AIDS) living in New York City. These services include health, housing, mental health, services for alcohol and other drug users, social services including case management, testing, nutrition and other HIV services:

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control
Care and Treatment Program
42-09 28th Street,
Queens, NY 11101-4132
Fax: 347-396-7559

Ryan White CARE Act
In 1990 Congress enacted the Ryan White CARE Act to improve the quality and availability of care for low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals and families affected by HIV disease. The legislation has been amended and re-authorized four times, and is now known as the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009.

Ryan White Part A of the Treatment Extension Act provides emergency assistance to Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMAs) and Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs) that have reported between 1,000 to at least 2,000 AIDS cases during the previous five years and have a population of at least 50,000. The New York EMA is one of the 52 grantees that receive these federal funds.