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Community Resources for People with HIV

Organizations

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force

Provides services to people living with HIV in southwestern Pennsylvania. Client services include case management, homeless program, volunteer “buddy” program, emergency funds, food pantry, legal services, transportation assistance, therapeutic massage, and pet-care program. They also provide self-help groups and counseling and testing for HIV. 412-242-2500 or, toll-free, 1-888-204-8821.

Shepherd Wellness Community

A supportive community of people affected by HIV. Weekly dinners, support groups, social activities, transportation assistance, monthly newsletter, and spiritual support are among their activities. 412-683-4477.

AIDS Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Regional network of organizations committed to meeting the needs of people affected by HIV disease and preventing further spread of the epidemic. Memberships are open to people in an 11-county region. Toll-free 1-877-732-0401.

Persad

Provides comprehensive mental health services to sexual minorities and people affected by HIV-AIDS. 412-441-9786.

The Seven Project, Inc

Provides self-help groups for people infected and affected by HIV; also offers social events, outreach, and prevention services. A social worker offers mental health services for people living with HIV. This is the only minority-owned AIDS service organization in this region. 412-325-1073.

Pitt Treatment Evaluation Unit (PTEU)

Research center, offering still-experimental treatments for HIV infection and related illnesses. PTEU offers innovative treatments to volunteers who agree to be enrolled in clinical trials. 412-647-8215 or, toll-free, 1- 888-396-7838.

Pitt Men's Study

Confidential HIV/AIDS research studies that has been ongoing in Pittsburgh for 25 years. 412-624-2008 or 1-800-987-1963.

Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment (PACT)

HIV/AIDS related patient care, education, and research. 421-647-0996.

Traveler's Aid

Provides bus tickets for medical appointments and appointments to Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force 412-281-5474

Case Management

Case managers can provide support and help you find the services you need. They are aware of programs and sources of funding to help with a variety of needs, including housing, transportation, and nutrition. If you need to apply for disability, they can help with the process. Case management services are available to everyone. If you are on medical assistance and are AIDS-diagnosed or HIV-symptomatic, you may be eligible for increased services through a state program called targeted case management.

  • Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
    (Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties)
    412-242-2500 or, toll-free, 1-888-204-8821
  • Beaver County AIDS Service Organization
    Toll-free 1-888-547-3708 or 724-378-3030
  • Northwest Rural AIDS Alliance
    (Cameron, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties)
    Toll-free 1-800-359-2437
  • Butler-Armstrong AIDS Alliance
    724-283-3636 or, toll-free, 1-800-531-1793
  • UPMC Lee Regional
    814-533-0116
    (Indiana, Somerset, Cambria Counties)

Ohio

Ohio Department of Health For the phone number of your case management program, call 614-644-8085.

West Virginia

Jay Adams, HIV Care Coordinator West Virginia panhandle region 304-242-9443

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP)

Each state has an AIDS drug assistance program to help with the cost of HIV-related drugs. The income guidelines and drugs covered are different for each state. If you have questions, ask your social worker or call one of these programs:

  • Pennsylvania Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program
    Toll-free, 1-800-922-9384
  • Ohio HIV Drug Program
    614-466-6374
  • West Virginia Drug Assistance Program
    304-242-9443

Updated December 2012

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