Learn About Our HIV Care and Advocacy Services | Equitas Health

We have built our mission and legacy on responding to the needs of people living with HIV.

Those needs have changed greatly since the early days of the AIDS crisis. As treatments became simpler and more effective, we’ve integrated specialized HIV care with:

  • Pharmacy services.
  • Dental care.
  • Mental health and recovery services.
  • Primary care.

It’s how we deliver quality, affirming, and low-cost Whole Person Healthcare to people living with HIV.

Let’s build a care plan that meets your needs – together.

Whether you just received an HIV diagnosis or have been living with the virus for decades, we will help you make and follow a care plan for a long and healthy life.

At Equitas Health, our pledge to Whole Person Healthcare means our care works for you. Not the other way around.

Living with HIV in the age of Undetectable=Untransmittable.

You can reduce your viral load (the amount of HIV in your blood) so that the most sensitive HIV tests will not be able to find HIV in your blood. We call this undetectable.

When you are undetectable, you cannot transmit the virus to your sex partners. We call this untransmittable.

You can protect your immune system, your health, and your sex partners by:

  • Keeping up your daily treatment.
  • Keeping up with routine office visits and lab work.

Why else is it important to keep up with your HIV Care?

If you stop taking your meds every day, they may stop working for you. This could put your immune system, your health, and your sex partners at risk.

That’s why we’ll work together to make sure your care plan works for you!

Our HIV Specialty Care includes:

  • Antiretroviral drug therapy (ART) and side effect management
  • Treatment of opportunistic infections and other HIV-related health issues
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Testing and treatment for viral liver disease (Hepatitis B and C)
  • Referrals to specialty providers
  • Primary care if needed
  • Vaccines
  • Treatment plans to address HIV drug resistance
  • Same-day sick visit care*
  • Onsite lab draws and blood work

*Daily openings fill-up quickly, so call us as soon as you feel sick.

Need after hours care? We’ve got you covered!

When we’re closed, call any of our medical centers or pharmacies to speak with a live nurse. They can help you decide whether to go to the ER, an urgent care, or make a follow-up appointment the next morning.

HIV Advocacy

If you are living with HIV, our Health Advocates can work with you to see if you can get help to pay for your health insurance, meds, food, transportation, and other needs.

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Affordable Healthcare

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TeleHealth

TeleHealth

New to TeleHealth? Your first medical or counseling visit with a smart phone, tablet, or PC will take a little time to set up. We would like to walk you through the steps, so you’ll be ready for your appointment.

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Pharmacy Delivery

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If you live in Ohio, your meds can be delivered free to your home. Call one of our pharmacies to have your meds delivered today! Some limits may apply.

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Equitas Health HIV Specialty Care

Providers

Amanda Dawicke, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
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Amy Castillo, PA-C
Physician Assistant
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Beth Weinstock, MD
Physician
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Derrick Lehman, MS, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
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Elizabeth Roebuck, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
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Keith DeLong
Nurse Practitioner
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Keith Luckett, MD
Infectious Disease Physician
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Matthew Bauer, DO
Infectious Disease Physician
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Michael Frost
Nurse Practitioner
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