Community Resources for People with HIV
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
Provides services to people living with HIV in southwestern Pennsylvania. Client services include case management, homeless program, volunteer “buddy” program, emergency funds, food pantry, legal services, transportation assistance, therapeutic massage, and pet-care program. They also provide self-help groups and counseling and testing for HIV. 412-242-2500 or, toll-free, 1-888-204-8821.
Shepherd Wellness Community
A supportive community of people affected by HIV. Weekly dinners, support groups, social activities, transportation assistance, monthly newsletter, and spiritual support are among their activities. 412-683-4477.
AIDS Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Regional network of organizations committed to meeting the needs of people affected by HIV disease and preventing further spread of the epidemic. Memberships are open to people in an 11-county region. Toll-free 1-877-732-0401.
Provides comprehensive mental health services to sexual minorities and people affected by HIV-AIDS. 412-441-9786.
The Seven Project, Inc
Provides self-help groups for people infected and affected by HIV; also offers social events, outreach, and prevention services. A social worker offers mental health services for people living with HIV. This is the only minority-owned AIDS service organization in this region. 412-325-1073.
Pitt Treatment Evaluation Unit (PTEU)
Research center, offering still-experimental treatments for HIV infection and related illnesses. PTEU offers innovative treatments to volunteers who agree to be enrolled in clinical trials. 412-647-8215 or, toll-free, 1- 888-396-7838.
Pitt Men's Study
Confidential HIV/AIDS research studies that has been ongoing in Pittsburgh for 25 years. 412-624-2008 or 1-800-987-1963.
Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment (PACT)
HIV/AIDS related patient care, education, and research. 421-647-0996.
Provides bus tickets for medical appointments and appointments to Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force 412-281-5474
Case managers can provide support and help you find the services you need. They are aware of programs and sources of funding to help with a variety of needs, including housing, transportation, and nutrition. If you need to apply for disability, they can help with the process. Case management services are available to everyone. If you are on medical assistance and are AIDS-diagnosed or HIV-symptomatic, you may be eligible for increased services through a state program called targeted case management.
- Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
(Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties)
412-242-2500 or, toll-free, 1-888-204-8821
- Beaver County AIDS Service Organization
Toll-free 1-888-547-3708 or 724-378-3030
- Northwest Rural AIDS Alliance
(Cameron, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties)
- Butler-Armstrong AIDS Alliance
724-283-3636 or, toll-free, 1-800-531-1793
- UPMC Lee Regional
(Indiana, Somerset, Cambria Counties)
Ohio Department of Health For the phone number of your case management program, call 614-644-8085.
Jay Adams, HIV Care Coordinator West Virginia panhandle region 304-242-9443
AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP)
Each state has an AIDS drug assistance program to help with the cost of HIV-related drugs. The income guidelines and drugs covered are different for each state. If you have questions, ask your social worker or call one of these programs:
- Pennsylvania Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program
- Ohio HIV Drug Program
- West Virginia Drug Assistance Program
Updated December 2012