Behavioral health and individualized support are key components of HIV prevention and care and are the cornerstone of AIDS Action’s work.
To stop the epidemic and achieve social justice by providing high quality behavioral health care to diverse communities living with or at risk of HIV/ AIDS.
The Behavioral Health Program at the AIDS Action Committee is a low threshold, harm reduction based outpatient therapy clinic. Services target clients over the age of 18 who have been marginalized by traditional models of care. We specifically target those who struggle with access to care due to stigma, lack of insurance/resources or difficulty with keeping appointments.
The program strives to be as barrier free as possible, offering high quality, evidence based services from a non-judgmental, culturally aware lens. We serve clients who are living with HIV as well as those at risk. The clinical team offers a continuum of client centered services including drop in hours, individual and group therapy, specializing in the areas of:
Substance use treatment-from abstinence to risk reduction with active users
Phase I trauma interventions
Men who identify as having sex with men
Mental health recovery
Medication management and referrals
The Behavioral Health Program at AAC provides low threshold services and works to reduce barriers that clients may face when seeking services. To promote accessibility, BH clinicians maintain set weekly Drop in Hours to accommodate clients who may not be able to tolerate structured weekly sessions.
During this time, clinicians are available to:
- Address crises
- Answer questions about services offered
- Act as a familiar face to address stigmas surrounding obtaining mental health care.
There is no obligation or commitment to continue, however if clients are interested in longer term therapy, clinicians can assist them in engaging in individual or group sessions.