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HIV Center of Excellence

Contact Information

The HIV Center of Excellence for American Indians/Alaska Natives
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
4212 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 1-866-243-3182
Email: Heather Huentelman

Overview

The HIV Center of Excellence (HIVCOE) is a clinically based center for HIV prevention, care, medical treatment, and research that serves American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN. To be eligible for care, patients must be eligible for direct care services, which includes enrolled in a federally-recognized tribe and descendants.

Goal

The goal of the HIVCOE is to provide the highest quality of culturally competent HIV services for AI/AN. This includes HIV medical treatment, behavioral health services and HIV prevention.

Mission Statement

The mission of the HIVCOE is to increase services, access, disease management and patient care for American Indians/Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) living with HIV through a culturally competent and comprehensive HIV health care delivery system. Vision: The vision of the HIVCOE is to lead the Indian Health Services (IHS) in HIV care.

  • HIV prevention
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Treatment and care across the continuum of HIV disease
  • Technical assistance, provider training, and replication to other IHS and tribal care settings
  • Research initiatives

Program Services & Activities

Prevention
  • HIV counseling & HIV testing
  • Clinically based intervention with infected and at-risk clients
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) prevention
  • Community outreach and education
Care & Treatment
  • Early intervention integrating medical, behavioral, and traditional Native American healing concepts
  • Treatment & care across the continuum of HIV disease
  • Expert consultation via Indian Health Service HIV Telehealth Collaborative
  • Medical care provided by HIV certified physician, pharmacist, and nurse case managers
  • Mental Health services
  • Comprehensive, medically managed and culturally competent HIV case management
  • Provider training in collaboration with AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC)
Grant projects through Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Funding
  • Indian Health Services HIV Telehealth Collaborative
  • HIV Chronic Care Model
  • Behavioral health integration into HIV primary care
  • Pharmacy managed adherence clinic