The Pathways Center for Comprehensive Care is a New York State designated AIDS Center and meets the highest standards of care in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), and once you have it, the virus stays in your body. While there is no cure, the virus can be suppressed. That’s why treatment is crucial.
When the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in the early 1980s, people who were infected were not likely to live more than a few years. Due to dramatic improvements in treatment, today people with HIV can live longer, healthier lives.
Pathways follows the new formula for eliminating HIV in New York State:
- HIV testing/linkage to care
- Retention in care
- Viral suppression and
- Referral to HIV prevention services for those at risk for HIV infection
Every patient at Pathways has a case manager who assists them in navigating the complicated continuum of care, providing treatment adherence services, assisting with insurance information, and advocating with community agencies on the patient’s behalf.