Tennessee center enhances HIV/AIDS services
Chattanooga Primary CARE Center, the only comprehensive care center for people living with HIV/AIDS in southeastern Tennessee, is expanding its services, including the hiring of an infectious disease specialist, center officials told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. In addition to the primary health care services the center now offers, the facility will soon include podiatry, substance abuse, and infectious disease treatment and counseling. Plans also are under way to launch programs providing emergency rent and utilities assistance, HIV prevention outreach, and other community services. The centralization of services allows HIV/AIDS patients to receive comprehensive care at a single site without having to travel to different facilities throughout the city. Other Tennessee comprehensive HIV/AIDS care clinics operate in Knoxville and Nashville.