Living Well Health Clinic
Through its Living Well Health Clinic, AIDS Alabama is putting itself at the forefront in the battle against this pandemic. Additionally, the Living Well Health Clinic provides state-of-the-art HIV testing, STI/STD testing and treatment, and PrEP access that is vital to underserved populations. PrEP or (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a once-daily pill, Truvada or a generic version, that is 96% effective at preventing the body from contracting HIV.
We accept all major insurances. We also have resources to help people without insurance access PrEP at a low cost or free.
AIDS Alabama offers many resources to help with treatment, maintenance, and prevention of HIV. Below is more information about the Living Well Health Clinic.
If you’re interested in more information or would like to make an appointment,
call 205.304.9822 today.
Location & Hours
Inside El Centro/The HUB building
3521 17th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35222
Hours & Times
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
HEALTH > Living Well PrEP Center
PrEP Care Program
Talk to your partners and friends about PrEP. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention option that works by taking one pill every day. When taken daily it can greatly reduce your risk of getting HIV. You can protect yourself even more if you use condoms and other prevention tools.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill (brand name Truvada) contains two medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine) that are used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from establishing a permanent infection.
When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. PrEP is much less effective if it is not taken consistently. (CDC-2017)
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. But people who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and seeing their health care provider for follow-up every 3 months.
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LIVING WELL Health clinic
HIV disproportionately affects Black people living in the South. There are many reasons for this. The Living Well Health Clinic's main goal is to help people access PrEP services in order to decrease their chances of contracting HIV. We accept all major insurances. We also have resources to help people without insurance access PrEP at a low cost or free. The people at greatest risk are men who have sex with men (MSM). However, we will see anyone over the age of 18 who has indications for acquiring HIV; regardless of sex, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, economic status or ability to pay.
AIDS Alabama offers three types of free HIV tests; the Alere Determine HIV Combo Test (finger prick), the Oraquick test (mouth swab), and the INSTI® Biolytical test (60-second finger prick test). Our STI panel includes Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
Turnaround time for STI results is 5-7 business days.
A caring staff of therapists, counselors, nurses, and peer support specialists provide an array of services:
psychiatric evaluations/mental health services,
substance abuse treatment services, skilled nursing services,
medication management and adherence, HIV/STI testing,
group, individual, and family counseling, transportation by agency vans, resume' building,
peer social support,
problem solving skills, and
AIDS Alabama, Inc
3529 7th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35222
Headquarters and Administrative Staff
We focus on housing, policy and advocacy, supportive services, HIV/STI prevention and education, as well as free and confidential HIV/STI testing.
Hours & Times:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Administrative Office: AIDS Alabama, Inc.
Address: 3529 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (205) 324-9822