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Maternal & Child HIV/AIDS Program

The Maternal and Child HIV/AIDS Program's services are aimed at achieving the best possible comprehensive care for women, youth, and children infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.  This program serves to assure that coordination of existing medical care and social support services exists for families living with HIV/AIDS.  The program is based on a family-centered care approach of service delivery that recognizes the ever-present influence of family in the management and care of HIV disease.

The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Intervention Section (HAPIS) administers the Ryan White Part D funds.  Part D supports services for children, youth, women, and families living with HIV/AIDS.  Part D services are designed to be comprehensive, community-based, culturally competent, and family-centered.  Funded agencies provide primary and specialty medical care, psychological services, logistical coordination and support, outreach, and case management.  Part D employs family case managers and family advocates who serve to link families with needed care across service systems.  The Part D Program works to assure that HIV positive women have access to medical therapies that reduce transmission of HIV to their newborn(s), as well as access to clinical trials that provide them state-of-the-art treatment.  Part D further assures that HIV exposed, HIV positive children, and youth have access to available clinical trials. 

Target Populations:

HIV-positive women, youth, children, and HIV exposed children, as well as affected family members.

Program Services:

Comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered medical care
Infectious disease and preventative medical care
Prenatal and postpartum care
Reproductive health care and family planning
HIV counseling and testing, including rapid testing at labor and delivery
Mental health and psychological services
Case management, patient and peer advocacy
Health education including risk reduction and the prevention of mother to child transmission 
Access to research opportunities through clinical trials 
Medication adherence classes 
Winter and summer programming for infected and affected children and youth
Outreach to at-risk youth
Support groups to affected and infected youth
A Community Advisory Group

Contact Information:

Leseliey Rose Welch, MPH, Ryan White Part D Program Coordinator
Phone: (313) 456-3185

Partner Agencies:

AIDS Partnership Michigan (APM), Detroit
(313) 446-9800
Service(s): case management

Community AIDS Resource and Education Services (CARES), Kalamazoo and Benton Harbor (269) 381-2437
Service(s): case management

Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion-HIV/AIDS Division, Detroit
(313) 876-0548
Service(s): health education

Detroit Medical Center Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit
(313) 745-4450
Service(s): pediatric medical care

Detroit Medical Center Children's Hospital Michigan Project Challenge, Detroit
(313) 993-7159 or (313) 745-5289
Service(s): pediatric and child psychosocial and support services

Detroit Medical Center Horizon's Project, Detroit
(313) 924-9493
Service(s): adolescent medical care, mental health, case management, and support services

Detroit Medical Center University Health Center, Detroit
(313) 745-9035
Service(s): adult medical care, mental health, case management, and advocacy services

Detroit Medical Center Perinatal Infectious Disease Clinic, Detroit
(313) 993-3400
Service(s): prenatal care, medication adherence classes, case management, advocacy, and parenting support services

Visiting Nurses Association, Oak Park
Serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties
(800) 882-5720
Service(s): case management

Wellness Aids Services, Inc., Flint
Serving Genesee County
(810) 232-0888
Service(s): case management

For further information on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act, please visit the HRSA website at: