Neighborhood Health and Partners Open "My House"
(from Neighborhood Health)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Section: People & Places in the News, April/May 2017

My House, a collaborative project between Neighborhood Health, Nashville CARES and Street Works, is a comprehensive one‐stop-shop for those with HIV/AIDS or at risk and their family and friends. The clinic, located in Nashville, opened in April.

The project’s goal is to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care and optimize health outcomes for people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS throughout Middle Tennessee. A full range of services is accessible under one roof. Services include education, testing, prevention, navigation, counseling, and STI/Hepatitis/TB testing and screenings, medical treatment and essential support services.

The services provided by Neighborhood Health are comprehensive and provided on a sliding fee scale based on income. Neighborhood Health will provide PrEP, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. This is an anti-HIV medication that helps keep HIV negative people from becoming infected. PrEP is approved by the FDA and has been shown to be safe and effective. A single pill taken once daily is highly effective against HIV.

The funding for My House was awarded under the CDC Comprehensive High‐Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Community Based Organizations.

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