La Clínica served its first HIV-positive client in 1985; currently, Latinos account for 20% of new HIV infections (CDC). La Clínica is the largest Latino-focused HIV/AIDS service provider in DC. In 2011, La Clínica served 200 HIV positive clients and made over 23,000 health education contacts including the distribution of over 100,000 condoms.
Our target audiences are extremely high-risk populations, gay and bisexual Latino males and male to female (MTF) transgender Latinas as well as heterosexual immigrant men and women. Free counseling, testing and referral (CTR) services is currently provided on and off-site, reaching over 3,000 individuals per year.
Those who test positive are navigated to medical and social support services at La Clínica. Once enrolled into care, patient’s cases are monitored regularly by an assigned medical case manager while an inter-disciplinary case review team reviews and provides input on the treatment options and care strategies.