HIV nonprofit Positively Living opened a Choice Health Network medical clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee, reports Knox News.
But by using telehealth—electronic technologies and virtual medicine—providers in Knoxville will be able to see clients at Choice Health Network satellite clinics in Chattanooga and Morristown.
The new clinic will offer “one-stop-shopping” for people living with HIV, Positively Living’s medical director, Dan Ely, MD, tells Knox News. This includes primary care, HIV-related care and treatment for hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections.
The clinic will focus on getting people who have fallen out of care reconnected to care providers, but it will accept all people with HIV, regardless of insurance.
Positively Living launched in 1996 to help people with HIV in eastern Tennessee. The nonprofit offers counseling, advocacy, housing, case management and support.
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