AIDS Alabama’s Living Well Program, funded by AIDS United, addresses the holistic wellness of adults living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Birmingham. The program provides an individualized assessment that focuses on a person’s perceived barriers to health services, and empowers participants to take control of their health and remain engaged in HIV care. Prior to the creation of the Living Well Program, there was no community-based retention program in the Greater Birmingham community. Living Well provides case management services, transportation, medication adherence support, peer accompaniment to medical appointments, and linkage to social services. Services in the program are provided by Peer Support Specialists, staff who are openly living with HIV/AIDS, and are themselves successfully retained in HIV medical care. Since the program’s inception in 2013, countless Alabamians have benefited from this peer-model of support.
HIV-positive and have a barrier to medical care? Contact Living Well at 205-918-8180 or by email.