The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). About half of the people with HIV develop AIDS within 10 years of being infected. Even though HIV is a serious infection, people with HIV and AIDS are now living longer, healthier lives thanks to improved medical care, new medication and other services.

Living with HIV can be a challenge

Receiving word that you have HIV infection can bring some unsettling moments. There will be questions that need answers. That’s why we are here.

If you are living with HIV or AIDS, you need several kinds of support — medical, emotional and financial.

Meeting your needs is our top priority

The DeKalb County Board of Health’s Ryan White Early Care Clinic has well-trained staff specializing in HIV and AIDS to help meet your needs. The team of experts – physician, nurse, dentist, dental hygienist, social workers and counselors – work together to provide quality services to persons with HIV.

Founded in 1992 the Early Care Clinic is the premier provider of HIV services in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Board of Health leads the way with the latest information about HIV.


Eligibility for the DeKalb County Board of Health’s Ryan White Early Care Clinic is based on sliding fee scale using the most current federal poverty guidelines *No private health insurance is accepted.* Individuals must be undergoing testing for HIV or be HIV-positive. Click here to view the Ryan White Early Care Clinic fees.

Phone:  404-508-7866 – press option 1

Address: Richardson Health Center
445 Winn Way, Room 119 – First floor
Decatur, GA 30030

Marta: Bus route 125 from the Avondale train station

M, W, Th, F: 8:15 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Tues: 8:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon