HIV Care & Services

HIV/AIDS is very difficult to live with. Often people deal with a wide range of emotions and situations, from stigma, to fear, to anger, to despair. At Big Bend Cares, we link people who are living with HIV to needed services, as well as provide support to people affected by the disease. We also want to do all we can to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.


Client Services

Medical Assistance Program (MAP)
Services vary depending on the availability of funds. All services requiring payment assistance are coordinated through a case manager and require a purchase order at least 24 hours PRIOR to the service. Some services include:

  • Medical
  • Lab/X-Ray
  • Dental
  • Counseling
  • Prescriptions
  • Nutritional Services
  • Transportation
  • Home Health Care
  • Food Bank
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

AIDS Insurance Continuation Program (AICP)
The AIDS Insurance Continuation Program (AICP) is a statewide program for Floridians who have an AIDS diagnosis and are unable to maintain their private health insurance coverage. This program makes direct payments (up to $750/month) for premium coverage which includes medical, dental and optical coverage. A person must be eligible for Ryan White Services.

Project AIDS Care (PAC) 
This is a Medicaid Waiver Program that provides home- and community-based services to eligible persons with AIDS as determined by the Office of Disability. Some services include:

  • Home Nursing (RN, LPN)
  • Personal Care (bathing)
  • Medical Equipment (wheelchair)
  • Education & Support
  • Home Delivered Meals

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)
Limited assistance is provided with transitional housing, rent/mortgage and utilities to People Living with HIV/AIDS. Supportive services and referrals regarding housing needs are also provided. Clients must meet eligibility criteria.