Cincinnati Health Network
Cincinnati Health Network
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A Network of Community Health Providers Serving Greater Cincinnati

COMMUNITY HIV/AIDS
COMPREHENSIVE CARE PROGRAM (CHCCP)

The Cincinnati HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program (CHCCP) is an existing network of community health providers serving a large primary care patient base of over 2000 patients. Its Primary Care mission is to assure that all people living with HIV/AIDS in the three-state, 15 county, and Cincinnati Metropolitan Region have access to state-of-the-art comprehensive medical care. The Cincinnati HIV service community has been well organized for the care of AIDS patients since the local onset of the epidemic. It is through collaboration that dollars can be used efficiently, without duplication, to provide a range of quality services to the region.

The Community HIV Comprehensive Care Program provides a continuum of outpatient HIV early intervention, quality primary medical/mental health care and supportive services to medically underserved people of this tri-state area. The partners in the CHCCP provide a comprehensive system of care which includes:

  • HIV risk assessment, counseling, and testing of patients at a variety of community locations including health clinics, correctional facilities, substance abuse treatment programs and an emergency medicine department;
  • Access to primary care for all HIV infected individuals;
  • Laboratory services to assess health status of HIV-infected patients;
  • Access to HIV/AIDS clinical trials regardless of socioeconomic status;
  • Behavioral health services; and comprehensive medical case management for people infected and affected by HIV.

 


At the end of 2007, the CDC estimates that 468,578 people were living with AIDS in America.

An estimated 3,792 children aged under 13 were living with AIDS at the end of 2007.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, an estimated 583,298 people with AIDS have died in the USA.

The age group 35-49 years accounted for around half of all AIDS cases diagnosed in 2007. Around two-thirds of all people who have died with AIDS did not live to the age of 45.

Access to HIV care may become increasingly difficult unless more government funds become available or the cost of HIV care is reduced. (Johns Hopkins researcher Richard D. Moore)

When treatment does begin, the average monthly cost is about $2,100. The cost of drugs is nearly three-fourths of the lifetime expense.

 

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