Access to HIV Services

HIV ACCESS Clinical Quality Management Committee

Primary Medical Care

Nearly 5,200 people in Alameda County today live with HIV/AIDS. HIV ACCESS is a thriving network of community health centers and hospital-based health clinics working together to ensure that all people living with HIV in Alameda County receive high quality, affordable primary medical care.

The HIV ACCESS network is funded by Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C funds. Tri-City Health Center is the Part C grantee, and the Alameda Health Consortium is the administrator and coordinator of training and technical assistance, and evaluation and data collection.

Every HIV ACCESS site offers a full range of early intervention and primary care services, including anti-body testing and counseling, state-of-the-art laboratory monitoring, antiretroviral therapy, and treatment of opportunistic infections, malignancies, and co-morbid conditions.

Working together, the HIV ACCESS health centers provide a level and quality of care far greater than what each would be able to offer alone. Since the founding of HIV ACCESS in Alameda County, accessibility to primary care services for people living with HIV and those most at risk for HIV infection has improved dramatically.

Dental Care

Good oral health is a critical part of overall health. Yet people living with HIV continue to face tremendous social stigma when seeking dental care as a part of their HIV care. The Alameda Health Consortium is committed to improving access to affordable dental care for all people, including people living with HIV. We work with a network of committed dental providers who serve people with HIV:

All providers offer confidential services which include: general dentistry, cleanings, screenings, and oral examinations. Some sites also offer specialized services, including crown, bridge, and prosthetic work, extractions, dentures, oral surgery, and limited endodontics and periodontics. Services are federally funded under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A.

Inquiries about HIV services may be directed to Lois Bailey Lindsey at llindsey@alamedahealthconsortium.org.