WHY DO I NEED TO SEE AN HIV SPECIALIST?
Most people living with HIV/AIDS should see a doctor for HIV at least 3 times per year, even when they feel well.
There are tests and vaccines that are necessary to keep people living with HIV healthy. Once a medication regimen is started, it is even more important to stay in regular HIV medical care to make sure the medications are working properly.
HOW CAN I SEE AN HIV SPECIALIST IF I DON’T HAVE INSURANCE?
Through Ryan White services, uninsured people living with HIV can see a doctor, get labs, and receive their HIV-related medications for free. Contact a case manager to enroll in Ryan White services.
Project ARK’s network includes clinics with HIV specialists at:
- Washington University Infectious Diseases (WU ID) Clinic
- St. Louis Children’s Hospital Pediatric & Adolescent Infectious Diseases Clinics
- SLUCare Infectious Diseases Clinic
There are additional HIV specialists throughout the St Louis region. Contact a case manager for more information.