The HIV Program Components Include:
- HIV/AIDS case surveillance to monitor trends in the epidemic and help guide prevention and treatment programs;
- Assistance to affected individuals and their providers with partner notification services;
- Continuing education and technical assistance related to HIV/AIDS among medical, other health, and social service providers, as well as for educators;
- Information and policy guidance for health, social service, educational, and other organizations, as well as for the general public, in areas related to HIV and AIDS; and
- Funding for priority HIV prevention and care services.
The HIV/AIDS Program tracks HIV/AIDS cases throughout the state. Program staff investigate newly reported cases and assist patients and providers with partner notification services.
HIV/AIDS Care Services
Care services for individuals livings with HIV/AIDS are funded through the HIV/STD Program are overseen by the following organizations:
Services provided by or funded through these organizations include case management, education, counseling, advocacy, and funding for other outpatient medical, laboratory, dental, mental health and supportive services, as well as prescribed HIV-related medications. See the HIV/AIDS resource sheet for more details.
ADAP: The HIV/AIDS oversees the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), providing HIV-related medications for eligible HIV-infected individuals statewide. ADAP benefits are directly administered by the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association and the Interior AIDS Association.
HIV Prevention Activities
The State funds a number of agencies statewide to conduct HIV prevention activities, as well as HIV testing. Priorities among HIV prevention needs, and the types of interventions to be supported through State grant funds, are developed collaboratively with the statewide HIV Prevention Planning Group, and presented in the comprehensive HIV Plan for Alaska.
The State has funded the following organizations to conduct HIV prevention activities in FY 2011:
- The Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association
- The Interior AIDS Association
- The Alaska Native Tribal Health Coalition
- RurAL CAP
- The Alaska Youth and Parent Foundation
- The Municipality of Anchorage
Education and Technical Assistance
The State provides education and technical assistance around HIV/AIDS issues to educators, medical and social services providers. This information may be provided one on one or in a formal training session.