HIV/AIDS Resources

Below are links to agencies and resources related to HIV/AIDS. This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. If you know of additional helpful resources, feel free to e-mail us at mfederman@CommunitySolutions.com.

HIV Testing in Greater Cleveland

Free anonymous/confidential HIV testing is available at several sites throughout Greater Cleveland. Click here for a list of HIV testing locations.


Basic HIV/AIDS Information

AIDS.gov serves as a gateway to information on federal HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and research programs, policies, and resources.

 

AIDSinfo, published by the Department of Health and Human Services, provides information about HIV/AIDS treatment, research and prevention.

 

The Body.com includes an HIV/AIDS resource guide for women and HIV and Me: An African American's Guide to Living with HIV.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  posts extensive information about HIV/AIDS on their website, including fact sheets on transmission, HIV testing, national and global statistics. 

 

The Cleveland Department of Public Health website includes a page on Frequently Asked Questions about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. 

 

The Kaiser Family Foundation provides policy analysis, conducts surveys, engages media, compiles statistics, and hosts webcasts and forums on various topics related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


Treatment and Services for People Living with HIV/AIDS

AIDS Clinical Trials Unit , with locations at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals and at MetroHealth Medical Center, at any given time is conducting numerous studies on various treatment regimens, new therapies, vaccines, and other areas related to the management and prevention of HIV infection. 

The Ryan White Title I Program in our region provides unmet service needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties, including primary care, medication, case management, dental, nutrition, and housing. The Community Resource Guide provides information about accessing the medical and social services available to those living with HIV/AIDS in Northeast Ohio. 

Project Inform is a non-profit organization dedicated to informing people living with HIV/AIDS, their caregivers, and health care providers about HIV/AIDS treatment options, advocating for research towards a cure and adequate funding for research, treatment and care, and inspiring people to make informed choices about their care.

Local, State, National, and Global Statistics

Several of the sites listed above under Basic HIV/AIDS Information include statistical information. In addition:

The Cleveland Department of Public Health site provides statistics about HIV/AIDS in Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland area.

 

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) publishes periodic reports on the AIDS epidemic throughout the world. The 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic includes data from 126 countries and describes worldwide incidence and prevalence, information about access to care and treatment, country-level prevention policies and infrastructure, and human rights issues related to HIV/AIDS, as well as recommendations for how countries individually and as a global community can most effectively respond to the epidemic. An executive summary is also available. 

 

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s State Health Facts website includes statistics about HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence, demographics of those living with HIV/AIDS, funding for HIV/AIDS services, HIV testing rates, and policy issues related to HIV/AIDS for Ohio and other states, relative to national-level data.

 

The Ohio Department of Health compiles statewide and county-level data about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ohio as well as epidemiological data used to inform Ohio’s HIV prevention programming and Ryan White CARE Act services for those living with HIV/AIDS.   

Grant Opportunities 

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) administers annual Community Development Block Grant funds that have been allocated by the Cleveland City Council for HIV/AIDS prevention projects in Cleveland. Each spring, CDPH releases a Request for Proposals for agencies interested in applying for those funds. CDPH also administers Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grants. Click here for more information.

The Foundation Center has a wealth of information and resources about funding opportunities, proposal writing, approaches to seeking corporate support, and many other topics. They also host a wide range of trainings, both free of charge and with registration fees. The Foundation Center’s Cleveland office, which includes an extensive library with searchable electronic databases, is located at 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1600, Cleveland.

 

The National Minority AIDS Council distributes a weekly Lifeline E-newsletter that includes postings about federal, state, and private funding opportunities related to HIV/AIDS. Click here to sign up for the newsletter.