HIV / AIDS

About the clinic

Vision Statement

The Ryan White Early Care Clinic is a comprehensive and innovative primary care HIV clinic. We offer easily accessible, holistic medical, support and prevention services to individuals infected and affected by HIV. We remain our clients’ preferred service provider because of our dedication to the delivery of these services in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment. We work as an integrated team to empower our clients to improve their quality of life through knowledge and advocacy.

Mission Statement

We are an outpatient clinic specializing in the primary medical and dental care of HIV-infected individuals and offering mental health, substance abuse, prevention and support services for HIV infected and affected individuals. We strive to improve our clients’ quality of life through direct services, education and self-management skills.

Core Values

  • Respect: We respect clients and staff as unique individuals.
  • Awareness: Education and awareness build diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Passion: Our passion and enthusiasm create a caring workplace.
  • Communication: We promote clear and honest communication among clients
    and staff.
  • Confidentiality: We believe strongly in the right to privacy.
  • Reliability: We do what we say we will do.
  • Environment: We strive for a positive and supportive teamwork environment where staff are involved in decisions, and are effective and competent.

The Ryan White CARE Act

The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act is federal legislation that addresses the unmet health needs of persons living with HIV disease by funding primary health care and support services. The CARE Act was named for Ryan White, an Indiana teenager whose courageous struggle with HIV/AIDS and against AIDS-related discrimination helped educate the nation. For more information about the Ryan White CARE Act visit http://hab.hrsa.gov.

Clinic Funding

The DeKalb County Board of Health receives Ryan White CARE Act funding through the Atlanta Eligible Metropolitan Area (Title I) and directly from Washington, DC. (Title III). In addition to this funding, the Board of Health receives funding from the Housing Opportunities for Persons Living With HIV and AIDS programs to provide financial and transportation assistance.