HIV AIDS Services

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The illness interferes with the immune system, making people with AIDS much more likely to get infections, including opportunistic infections and tumors that do not affect people with working immune systems. This susceptibility gets worse as the disease continues.

Your primary care physician will be responsible for primary non-HIV related illnesses and will work closely with the Providence Care staff to provide you with highest levels of care. Providence Care provides comprehensive in home medical care to HIV infected individuals. Confidential HIV counseling services are available for any patient who requests it, including pregnant women. Victims of sexual assault and other HIV exposures can be referred for counseling and testing.