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HIV/AIDS Primary Care Clinic | Print |

Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness (FCDHW) is the largest testing site in the state of Georgia. Over 700 people each year learn that they have been infected with HIV in our clinic. Our clients are introduced to the HIV Clinic physicians on the same day they may learn their HIV positive status. Enrollment in the HIV Clinic offers an individual a full service outpatient clinic with a TEAM approach to educate and support the patient and families living with HIV.

The FCDHW HIV Primary Care Clinic is a Ryan White funded program that provides a range of services.

Medical Services

  • Complete Physical Assessment
  • Lab Work for HIV Care and Disease Stages
  • Screening and treatment for STD, TB and other diseases
  • Hepatitis B and C Screening, PAP Smears and X-rays
  • Staging of Disease and Screening for Opportunistic Infection
  • Prophylactic Treatment for Opportunistic infections
  • Vaccines for Pneumococcus, Hepatitis A & B and Influenza and now HPV
  • Antiretroviral and Primary Care Medications Dispensed On-site
  • Referrals to appropriate Providers and co-management of diseases
  • Assistance to build immune system and nutritional status

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

We provide a range of mental and emotional wellness services tailored to meet the needs of our clients. Our therapists are trained to assist with:

  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Coping with long-term illness
  • Support for Grief, Trauma and Depression
  • Early Childhood Issues
  • Crisis Intervention for Patients Needing Emergency Consultations
  • Medication for Stress and Anxiety
  • Referrals for inpatient services

Dental Services

We offer basic dental services to all clients who are HIV positive. Dental Health is as important as the medication that you take. Some of our services include:

  • Fillings
  • Cleaning
  • Extractions
  • Scaling

Case Management

The Case Mangers, in our HIV Clinic, are highly skilled in assisting clients to improve their living conditions. They also assist clients with obtaining public benefits such as housing, food vouchers and emergency assistance. The Case Managers offer other resources necessary to meet the basic needs of living in our communities.

Health Education

The Health Educators provide one on one information to patients and their families about HIV infection emphasizing:

  • Nutrition and HIV
  • Risk Reduction
  • HIV Education
  • Substance Abuse
  • Adherence to Therapy

Understanding the importance of T-cell counts, viral load, partner notification and supporting the immune system are discussed among other topics. Referrals are made for other services within the Department of Health and Wellness as well as in the community.