Birmingham AIDS Outreach
The mission of Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO) is to enhance the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS, at-risk, affected individuals, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community through outreach, age-appropriate prevention education and supporting services. BAO, the first AIDS service organization in Alabama, has 28 years of experience in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention education and essential services. All programs at BAO are offered free of charge and include HIV 101 presentations, HIV testing, The Youth Advisory Council (YAC), pet food and spay/neuter program, food bank/nutritional supplements, clothes/household items closet, transportation, medication assistance and medical items, GED classes, personal hygiene supplies, counseling/support groups, legal services, holiday gift box project, case management and referral, and linkage/retention in care programs. In the last six months, BAO has started two new programs: Birmingham Access 2 Care and 1-800 Project. In collaboration with UAB 1917 Clinic, Birmingham Access 2 Care will locate HIV positive individuals who are currently out of medical care. The 1-800 Project, funded through Abt/CDC, is a program that HIV tests and links into medical care 800 men in the Birmingham Area. A new prevention program will be offered to LGBT youth utilizing the evidence-based curriculum Making Proud Choices!, through funding provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Branch.
For more information, please email Birmingham AIDS Outreach or visit our website.