At La Clínica, an HIV System Navigator assists clients who receive a preliminary positive result through a rapid test, or those who have a confirmed HIV diagnosis. This Navigator connects patients living with HIV/AIDS to treatment at local facilities.
The Navigator helps patients find locations that offer culturally appropriate counseling and education, medical and case management services as well as support to partners and family members. La Clínica also provides the patient with additional support as needed, including accompaniment to appointments and help with applying for medical benefits. Additionally, La Clínica checks in with each patient every three months to ensure adherence and treatment satisfaction.
La Clínica's goal is to increase the number of individuals who are successfully linked to care within their first year of diagnosis. We are constantly working to expand our network of providers within the DC metro area to better serve our clients.
If you are living with HIV or AIDS or know someone who is and would like to benefit from the services of La Clínica's HIV System Navigator, or if you represent an organization that would like to become a part of the Navigator network, please contact:
- Joel Iglesias
La Clínica's HIV System Navigator
- (202) 464-0144