If you or someone you know is living with HIV/AIDS, would like to enroll in the program, or simply need more information please feel free to contact any public health nursing office in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Department of Health’s Communicable Disease Treatment Program provides persons living with HIV/AIDS access to comprehensive health care and other supportive services. These programs serve as the payer of last resort for persons who are uninsured, under-insured, or are otherwise unable to access medical treatment. Funding for these programs is provided, in part, by grants from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration, and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some of the available services provided by the programs include:
- HIV Medical Care
- Laboratory and Diagnostic Services
- Dental Care Services
- Vision Care Services
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
- Nutritional Services
- Case Management Services
- Insurance Premium Assistance
- Insurance Deductibles and Copays/Coinsurance Assistance
- Transportation Assistance
- Rental Assistance
- Rent and Utility Deposits
- Past Due Utilities
- Past Due Rent or Mortgage
- Transportation Assistance
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
In order to be eligible for assistance, an individual must meet all three of the following requirements.
1. Must be HIV-positive or have a diagnosis of AIDS.
2. Must be a resident of the state of Wyoming.
3. Must have a valid photo ID.
HIV Peer Support Navigator Program Goals
- Provide support through lived experience, knowledge and understanding.
- Improve health outcomes for those living with and affected by HIV in Wyoming.
- Overcome barriers that may prevent engagement, retention, or re-engagement in treatment.
Role of HIV Peer Support Navigators
- Visit with referred clients regarding the client’s concerns
- Assist clients with learning the ins-and-outs of Wyoming’s Ryan White (RW) and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) eligibility process
- Help clients navigate barriers related to HIV care, prevention and treatment
- Provide suggestions for treatment adherence based on training and lived experience as needed
- Provide suggestions to overcome social challenges and disclosure related to HIV
- Provide realistic advice for integrating adherence and wellness practices into daily life
- Help train and mentor new peer navigators
1. An HIV+ individual or parent/guardian of an HIV+ child living in Wyoming is interested in being linked to an HIV Peer Support Navigator.2. If the referral is being made by someone other than the HIV+ individual or parent/guardian of an HIV+ child the HIV+ individual or parent/guardian of an HIV+ child must be aware a referral is being made on their behalf and agrees to be contacted by a Peer Navigator.3. The HIV+ individual, parent/guardian of an HIV+ child, or other referral source completes the HIV Peer Support Navigator Request Google form at https://forms.gle/
bZ21LpRKU61MCMMAA.4. The Prevention Program Manager will contact an HIV Peer Support Navigator to determine their availability to receive a new Peer Support referral. When an available Peer Support Navigator is located the Prevention Program Manager will share the Peer Support Navigator’s contact information with the referral source, the HIV+ individual, or parent/guardian of an HIV+ child.