North Dakota Department of Health HIV/AIDS Program
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) HIV/AIDS Program is divided into three sections: HIV Surveillance, HIV Prevention, and HIV Care. The HIV Surveillance Program receives funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to collect information about HIV infection and AIDS diagnoses among North Dakota residents. The HIV Prevention Program works to reduce the spread of HIV in North Dakota by decreasing risky behaviors, which include unprotected sex, needle-sharing, tattooing, and body piercing. North Dakota CARES (Comprehensive AIDS/HIV Resources and Emergency Services) is a program that assists low-income North Dakota residents living with HIV or AIDS to access confidential health and supportive services.
Service area: North Dakota
Work with: People who are living with HIV/AIDS, at risk of contracting HIV, or in need of testing
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information related to HIV/AIDS and referrals via phone and by mail. Anyone who has HIV/AIDS and is about to be released can contact the HIV/AIDS Program for referrals to local case managers, medical care, and other needed services following their release. The HIV/AIDS Program also works to ensure that anyone who tests positive for HIV while they are incarcerated is able to meet with an epidemiologist to coordinate their medical care during their incarceration.
Services for survivors after release include: Information and referrals for HIV testing sites, case management, medical care, housing assistance, and other services throughout the state via the HIV/AIDS hotline, by mail, and by phone.
Services for loved ones include: Information and referrals for HIV testing sites, support groups, and other needed services throughout the state via the HIV/AIDS Hotline, by mail, and by phone.