HIV is an infectious disease that seriously compromises the immune system of affected individuals, causing Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
There have been significant advancements in HIV treatment, making it possible for people living with HIV, who are in treatment and take their medication, to live long and healthy lives. HIV medications can bring the amount of HIV virus in a person’s body to levels that are so small it cannot be detected. People who keep their HIV at an undetectable level cannot spread the virus sexually.
NYC Health + Hospitals HIV clinics are nationally and internationally recognized. We provide HIV prevention and treatment support, comprehensive care for people living with HIV, and compassionate, specialized support services, regardless of a person’s ability to pay or immigration status.
How We Care For You
NYC Health + Hospitals’ professional, discreet staff offers HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services for all New Yorkers. We routinely offer HIV testing to all patients 13 years of age or older following State and Federal guidelines.
HIV prevention is available at all of our clinics, including emergency medication that prevents infection after an exposure and daily prevention medication that stops you from getting HIV.
For people living with HIV, our clinics have some of the highest quality rankings in NYC. Our expert teams work with you to a develop care plan that reflects your unique needs and concerns, supporting your ability to live your healthiest life.
HIV testing is a regular part of care at NYC Health + Hospitals. Getting an HIV test at your annual doctor’s visit or when you use emergency services supports early identification of HIV, opens opportunities for HIV prevention services, and protects your health and the health of your partners.
NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to supporting efforts to end the HIV epidemic by expanding HIV prevention services and access to medications that can be used to prevent HIV transmission.
PEP, an emergency medication taken after HIV exposure, is available at each of our 11 public hospitals.
PrEP services, medication taken before HIV exposure, are available at all 17 HIV clinics and from many primary care and women’s health providers across the system. PrEP services are available regardless of insurance or immigration status.
Care and Treatment
NYC Health + Hospitals has been caring for New Yorkers living with HIV since the beginning of the epidemic. Our state-designated HIV/AIDS centers have expert HIV teams who get you the care you need, including:
HIV primary care for all stages of life
Support services and care management
Education and self-management support
HIV prenatal and delivery support
Integrated care including, Ob/Gyn, Dental, and Mental Health
Access to clinical trials
Connection to patient advocacy
Long-term or home care
MetroPlus, NYC Health + Hospitals’ health plan, has the state’s largest HIV Special Needs Plan with comprehensive and targeted medical and support services for people living with HIV. While NYC Health + Hospitals provides high quality health care to all New Yorkers, regardless of their ability to pay, we’ll also help you find health insurance if you need it. Click here to learn more about MetroPlus.