"I am inspired by all of you at AID Upstate that has made the choice to dedicate your career to helping others."
"One call was all it took. I was connected to a medical case manager who scheduled me with an HIV medical provider, who prescribed my HIV medication, and connected with a pharmacy that automatically shipped my medication to my home, a mental health therapist who helped me manage my mental health, an addiction counselor to meet with weekly along with an addiction process group and enrolled in health insurance. It was all too much to be true!"
Preventing And Treating HIV Through Direct Services, Advocacy, Education, and Awareness
AID Upstate has been at the forefront
in the fight against HIV/AIDS which. Efforts began several years earlier, first as a committee and then as a task force to respond to a then-unnamed illness that primarily affected young gay men and rapidly progressed to death.
AID Upstate was founded in 1987 during AIDS epidemic. AID Upstate became a safe haven for people who were abandoned by family and friends after being diagnosed with HIV and AIDS because of the stigma and discrimination with being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS,
Over the next three decades, AID Upstate has continued to lead the fight through its activism, innovative HIV prevention, and testing programs, and comprehensive care services all offered at little cost or free of charge to all people and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Current programs allow us to provide support and access to HIV health and wellness resources to the LGBTQ+ community living with HIV/AIDS.
provides access to sexual health and wellness services to help prevent HIV, and STDs.
FREE HIV and STI screening
Provides FREE Confidential HIV and STI testing.
PrEP Care System
PrEP, a once-daily pill that is 99% effective at preventing HIV. Provides a system of prevention and support services for HIV-negative persons that include education treatment options, and backup plan for missed doses.
Condom Distribution Services
provides communities with the resources needed to prevent the spread of HIV. This program makes condom distribution available to all communities.
Provided support services for people diagnosed with HIV.
Medical Case Management
Assign a Medical Case Manager to help in coordinating Ryan White services.
Mental and Behavioral Health Services
Provides access to mental health services, such as psychological and psychiatric treatment and counseling services to those diagnosed and living with HIV
Provides monthly access to clients experiencing food insecurity.
Housing Assistance Programs
Programs for Independent Living
A residence facility that provides cooked meals, 24-hour supervision, private bedrooms, shared baths, and on-site laundry
Provides transportation to people living with HIV so they can access medical, dental, and case management appointments and services
Health Insurance Enrollment
Assists clients with enrolling in health insurance and helping them access and use their health insurance coverage to stay and keep healthy.
Health Insurance Coverage
Provides health insurance premium, deductible, and co-pay assistance to clients.
Medical Prescription Assistance
A program to help with the cost of providing life-saving HIV medications through financial assistance and applying for long-term medication assistance to the South Carolina AIDS Drug Assistance Program.
HIV Medical Care
provides continuing HIV medical treatment to keep people living HIV healthy and undetectable.
provides access to primary medical care to treat other medical problems.