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All About ACAP

July 27, 2004


Why ACAP?

The following could be some of the questions that people living with HIV/AIDS in King County may ask themselves:

"I just found out that I have HIV. I'm scared. Where do I go first?"

"I have been positive for 12 years and I haven't been to the dentist in a long time. Where can I go? Is there payment assistance?"

Navigating the healthcare system is hard enough, but what if you have HIV/AIDS as well? Knowing all the options and details about the many HIV/AIDS doctors and dentists in King County is the first step in starting and maintaining care services. ACAP can assist persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A) choose the best doctor or dentist for them. ACAP can even make the appointment! Since we are all different and have diverse needs it's important to start HIV care on the right foot.

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The AIDS/HIV Care Access Project (ACAP) is a program of the Washington Health Foundation. Since its inception in 1991, ACAP has been the designated resource for referrals to medical and dental care for PLWH/A in King County. In addition to referring PLWH/A to experienced medical and dental care, ACAP also connects clients to community resources and healthcare coverage options, such as private insurance or state funded programs. ACAP's goal is to help clients access the HIV/AIDS care system and encourage early intervention.

If we can be of assistance please call 206-284-9277 or 1-800-577-4023.





  
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This article was provided by Seattle Treatment Education Project. It is a part of the publication STEP Ezine.
 

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