The STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program's (SHHP) Services Unit provides a variety of services to individuals living with HIV, such as health insurance assistance, medications, case management, and assistance with transportation, rent and utilities, child care, supplemental food items, and other needed support services.

The Services Program is primarily funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of Louisiana.

The primary components of the Services Unit are:

State of Louisiana Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need & HIV Comprehensive Plan
The Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (SCSN) is a general statement of the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A) in the state of Louisiana based on epidemiological trends, barriers to care and known service needs for affected populations. The SCSN also outlines recommendations for improving the continuum of care throughout the state of Louisiana.

The HIV Comprehensive Plan (CP) provides an overview of the current service delivery system, as well as identified unmet needs and gaps. Furthermore, a plan comprised of goals, objectives, activities and a plan for monitoring and evaluating progress in these areas are presented, which represents a three-year strategy for the delivery of HIV-related services that will ultimately improve the availability and quality of these services in Louisiana.

Click here to see the complete Louisiana Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan.

Click here to see the People Living with HIV Needs Assessments, an important biannually collected data set which informs the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need.

For additional information regarding the SHHP Services Unit, contact:

Erika Sugimori, Services Manager
STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program
1450 Poydras St, Suite 2136
New Orleans, LA 70112