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 Hepatitis Program funds several Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) throughout the state to plan and prioritize the service needs of people living with HIV, as well as to provide a forum for members of the infected and affected community.
Where are services provided?
The STD/HIV/Hepatitis 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 Eligible Metropolitan Area and the Baton Rouge Part A Transitional Grant Area. Both Part A areas receive Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act, Part A funding which is awarded to their respective cities. The New Orleans Eligible Metropolitan Area serves eight (8) parishes: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St. Tammany parishes - funds are administered by the City of New Orleans. The Baton Rouge Transitional Grant Area serves nine (9) parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana - funds are administered by 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/Hepatitis 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
- 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 the New Orleans Eligible Metropolitan Area, contact:
Vatsana Chanthala, Director
Mayor's Office of Health Policy
1515 Poydras Street, Suite 1150
New Orleans, LA 70112
How do I learn more about access to HIV services if I live near Baton Rouge?
For information about HIV care services available in Baton Rouge Transitional Grant Area, contact:
Danette Brown, Program Administrator
Department of Human Development and Services- Ryan White Program
4523 Plank Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 358-1956 phone
(225) 358-1970 fax
How do I learn more about access to HIV services if I live elsewhere in Louisiana?
To ask about services throughout Louisiana, contact:
Erika Sugimori, HIV Services Manager – add hyperlink to firstname.lastname@example.org