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As many as 1 to 1.5 million Americans may be infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS affects every segment of the population, no matter your gender, race, ethnic background or age. Learn more about the symptoms and diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.

The most hopeful fact about HIV infection is that it is preventable through education. With HIV education, you are equipped with the right knowledge to make wise decisions that help to keep you healthy.

With our HIV prevention program at Staten Island University Hospital, we are committed to educating the public on the following subjects:

  • How HIV is transmitted
  • How to identify and modify high-risk behavior
  • How to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Our HIV programs are divided into two groups of services designed for the individual patient and family members as well as for the community.

For the individual client:

  • Counseling on HIV issues
  • HIV support groups
  • Referrals for ancillary or outside service
  • Crisis intervention
  • Case management
  • Medical care

For the community:

  • Crises intervention
  • Community outreach
  • Resource materials
  • In-service training
  • Referrals for ancillary or outside service

Our locations

We have the following HIV healthcare sites to accommodate people seeking medical services:

  • Staten Island University Hospital - South
  • Bay Street Health Center
  • Stapleton Clinic

Our HIV health services are designed to offer the right team approach to helping our patients lead a healthy life. At Staten Island University Hospital, confidentiality is a primary concern for our patients. As such, we strictly follow the applicable state and federal privacy regulations regarding patient information.

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