Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, a medical and support center based in Phoenix, Arizona, for people living with or at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS is the largest clinical, education, behavioral health, prevention and nutrition support center dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS in the Southwestern United States. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (formerly Body Positive) was founded in 1990 by Kirk Baxter. The Center’s vision, “leading the fight against HIV and AIDS” is carried out through our mission of reducing infection, improving quality of life and contributing to worldwide research. Our Vision is to eliminate infection and improve quality of life for communities touched by HIV/AIDS. Our Mission is to serve individuals touched by HIV/AIDS through prevention, education, client-centered services and coordinated care in collaboration with community partners.
- Education programs, including group and individual instruction for men, women and youth infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
- HIV prevention programs for men, women, youth, and transgender individuals.
- Wellness services, including nutritional consultations and an on-site vitamin shop.
- Outpatient Clinic with our onsite Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
- Emotional support for HIV-positive individuals, their friends and families.
- Family support services, including Camp Incredible and social activities for families living with HIV/AIDS.
- Community outreach, reaching out to underserved populations and providing connection to HIV services.