Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been a leader in battling AIDS and caring for those who are HIV-infected since the earliest days of the pandemic. Today, the millions of dollars raised annually by AIDS/LifeCycle participants support these vital services:
The Center’s Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic offers people living with HIV/AIDS comprehensive free or low-cost primary and specialty medical care. The clinic’s staff of HIV/AIDS specialists care for more than 2,700 people each year, most of whom have no other access to medical care.
Mental Health Services
The Center’s staff of mental health professionals offers one-on-one and group therapy to help people struggling with HIV overcome substance abuse and addiction; adhere to difficult HIV drug regimens; improve self-esteem; get through the trauma of a new HIV diagnosis and manage other issues they may be facing. The program serves more than 1,600 people each year.
The Center’s full-service pharmacy provides help for patients who struggle to afford costly medications. For patients without private insurance, medications are supported by the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), Medi-Cal and Medicare as well as fundraising dollars.
The Center tests 1500-1800 people for HIV each month and was one of the first in the nation to adopt rapid HIV testing. Those who test positive can be referred immediately to the Goodman Clinic or other Center programs for treatment or counseling. In addition to HIV testing, the Center provides comprehensive STD screenings and STD treatments, HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccinations, and pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis to thousands of LGBT people every year,
The Center works to reduce the spread of HIV through myriad education and prevention services, including: WehoLife.org, a website featuring a variety of entertaining HIV prevention videos and links to resources at the Center to reduce the risk of infection for those who live or work in West Hollywood; Positive Images, a “live better program” for HIV-positive people; and the “I Know” campaign, which encourages young gay and bisexual men of color to get tested regularly and make informed decision about sex.
Visit the Center’s website at lalgbtcenter.org.
How your gift can make a difference
The Center is committed in the next 12 months to:
- Providing 35,000 HIV and STD tests
- Providing STD treatment to at least 7,500 people
- Providing ongoing medical care and case management to 2,900 HIV patients in the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic
- Serving as a leader in L.A. County’s target reduction of 25% in the HIV infection rate before the end of 2015
Your gift(s) to the Los Angeles LGBT Center help us provide the following essential services for prevention and care. Government funding never covers all the costs of expensive HIV/AIDS care. Your support bridges the gap and provides us the resources to expand critical services and fully serve those in need.
- $50,000 underwrites the cost of comprehensive HIV wraparound services by a case management team for 3 months for 135 patients
- $35,000 funds an HIV Counselor for 1,200 clients per year
- $25,000 covers 5 months of mental health therapy for 28 patients
- $15,000 provides comprehensive sexual health services, including HIV and STD tests, treatment, education, and counseling to 100 clients
- $10,000 covers 3 months of psychosocial case management for 300 patients
- $7,500 provides a nurse for one month to administer STD screening and treatments for 400 clients
- $5,000 covers a full year of laboratory testing for 11 patients
- $1,000 covers a full year of medical supply costs for 40 patients
- $1,000 funds one client receiving Post Exposure Prophylaxis
- $250 provides Rapid HIV Antibody tests to 20 clients
- $180 provides HIV prevention counseling sessions to 20 teenagers
- $150 provides comprehensive HIV/STD testing to 1 client
- $30 covers the treatment medication for 1 client infected with an STD
- $10 buys 114 condoms that the Health Education and Prevention Program will distribute