HRHCare has many services to help you prevent, manage, and treat HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C.
Many of our Health Centers have care management and support groups for those living with or caring for someone with HIV or hepatitis C, through the HRHCare Genesis Program.
Genesis connects patients who have HIV/AIDS and their families with the primary health care and specialized services they need. The Genesis Program also works with you and your care team to ensure coordination of your HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C treatment and management with all aspects of your health. Genesis keeps your medical information private and offers care in many languages.
For more information on Genesis in the Hudson Valley, call 845.260.0043. For more information on Genesis in Long Island, call 845.260.0429.
If you are HIV negative and feel you may be at risk for getting HIV, PrEP may be right for you.
PrEP and PEP, which are available at all HRHCare Health Centers, are new medications meant to be used with other prevention options to lower your risk of HIV.
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a way for you to reduce your risk of HIV infection. It’s a one pill-per-day medication meant to be used regularly with other prevention options. If you think that PrEP might be right for you, we can work with you to reduce your HIV risk.
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is an emergency medicine that must be taken within 72 hours after a one-time encounter to reduce your risk of HIV infection.
You can be tested, receive treatment, and connect with hepatitis C management services at any Health Center.
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be treated with the right care.
People who were born between 1945 and 1965 are at a higher risk of contracting HCV, and should get tested.
Common causes of transmission of HCV are:
- Sharing needles, syringes, cotton, cookers, water, sniffing implements, or pipes
- Exposure to HCV-infected blood
- Unprotected sex
- Sharing razors, or other personal hygiene products
- Having been on hemodialysis
- Being born to a HCV-infected mother
- Receiving a tattoo or piercing without sterilization
We are here to make your hepatitis C care as smooth and successful as possible.
There are 6 HRHCare health centers with comprehensive HCV treatment programs but you can get tested for HCV at any HRHCare health center. For more information on hepatitis C and the HRHCare Hepatitis C program, click here. For information in Spanish, click here. For information in Haitian Creole, click here.