Northeastern New York is rich with programs and services. Whether you're HIV negative or positive, there are many great community and support services outside of our agency. We hope this page will help you get connected to it all!
For additional listings, visit our main agency website at Alliance for Positive Health.
Partnership of sixteen health organizations in Upstate New York.
A community-based, not-for-profit human service agency whose mission is to reduce the impact and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other serious medical and social conditions.
Albany, 518.434.4686; Hudson Falls, 518.974.0703; Hudson, 518.928.3624; Plattsburgh, 518.563.2437; Schenectady, 518.346.9772
The AIDS Outreach Project of the Unity House also provides support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk for HIV infection throughout Rensselaer County and the surrounding river towns of Cohoes, Watervliet, Waterford and Green Island. The Project also provides HIV testing on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 12pm – 4pm. 504 Broadway, Troy, NY.
518.262.4439; 24 hour provider hotline: 518.262.4043
Visit Albany Med's website to learn about the many programs and services that they offer, ranging from walk-in testing to HIV treatment adherence services.
This Damien Center is a drop-in community center for persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The Center strives to create an environment where people can gather to share information, experiences, and make new friends.
Catholic Charities offers assistance to those infected with HIV/AIDS to access and coordinate needed medical, financial, psychosocial, mental health, substance abuse treatment and other needed services. Referrals by providers or self-referrals may be made to the Albany office for residents of Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene Counties.
County Health Departments
The Department of Health is the place to go! County health departments also test and treat for HIV/STIs and it's completely free. You must live in the respective county to receive services. It's first come, first serve, so come early!
This website is the official site for gays and lesbians, with a comprehensive business & services directory of local gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses in the Capital District.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, New York Capital Region (GLSEN NYCR) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Equinox is an LGBT friendly community organization that serves adults and adolescents with chemical dependency, victims of domestic violence, adults living with mental illness, teens & homeless youth.
Focus Group in Fulton and Montgomery Counties
518.842.3762, Ext. 228
Focus groups are open to HIV-positive individuals and meet on the last Wednesday of each month.
WRPI 91.5 RM, Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
HomoRadio features LGBT news, interviews, event listings, giveaways, music by LGBT artists, humor, and more.
Serves Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People of Color. Services include substance abuse and recovery, anti-violence programs, advocacy & education for LGBT people of color.
Social and support group for gay and lesbian parents, their children and those interested in starting a family. LAMBDA sponsors events monthly.
Do you have a legal problem but can't afford a lawyer? The Legal Aid Society assists people living with HIV/AIDS with many civil legal problems, including housing, benefits, debts, wills; and family, medical, and consumer issues.
Middle Health Hotline, 518.442.5777
This SUNY Albany program provides telephone hotline and online peer assistance, peer education and peer career advisement services to assist students in meeting their educational goals and in coping with emotional, social and other life issues that they face. The hotline is open from noon to midnight Monday through Thursday and 24 hours a day on Friday through Sunday.
NYS Anonymous Testing Information
Anonymous HIV testing: 1.800.541.AIDS
Anonymous testing is available through the Department of Health. Call the AIDS Hotline to find out about times and locations for anonymous HIV testing.
OBKF is a grassroots organization whose sole purpose is to raise money to support programs that provide a wide range of direct services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, their families, and loved ones.
PFLAG is a national grassroots network that provides opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is health and respectful of human diversity. PFLAG is a national non-profit with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 350 affiliates in the United States.
Capital District Region, 1.800.962.5065
Don't wanna make that call saying you may have exposed him to gonorrhea? A free health department program that helps people with chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or HIV notify their partners about possible exposure. Partner Services is voluntary and confidential so you won't be mentioned by name.
Promotes the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer identified people and those affected by discrimination based on gender identity and expression. The doors are open here, so drop by their spot on 332 Hudson Ave and say hello.
Project Safe Point is a prevention service through Catholic Charities which has several components: syringe exchange, access to syringes and prevention materials, access to disposal sites and opiod overdose prevention.
Visit Gaychurch.org for a list of gay friendly churches in New York. The Pride Center's CommUNITY Newsletter also lists gay affirming religious/spiritual community spaces.
Rainbow Access Initiative
Seeks to inform and educate health care and human professionals in the unique aspects of LGBTQ specific health issues, and to inform and educate the LGBTQ public about options they have in obtaining culturally-competent treatment.
Check out the latest Pride Center's CommUNITY Newsletter [RG2] to find out where and when support groups in the area are meeting.
Support Ministries for Persons With AIDS, Inc
The mission of Support Ministries is to provide safe, secure and supportive housing to persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Capital District based on individual need.
Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is a community-based non-profit organization providing advocacy, education and reproductive health care services in the Capital Region in New York State. Three health centers serve communities in Albany, Columbia, Greene, and Rensselaer Counties. HIV testing, counseling and education programs are available.
Whitney Young has credential and trained staff ready to serve the needs of HIV-positive individuals. HIV services include: primary medical care, medical case management, support groups and HIV counseling, testing and referrals.
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