In a previous blog, I noted that there are multiple resources for affordable or low-cost medical care in the Mobile area and one of the resources I would like to highlight this month is AIDS Alabama South. Their location is 4321 Downtowner Loop N, Mobile, AL 36609. They provide free, confidential and anonymous rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing to anyone without an appointment. They serve the Mobile, Escambia, Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Choctaw, Conecuh, Wilcox, Marengo, Monroe, Covington, and Washington Counties.
AIDS Alabama South provides preventative treatments if you have tested negative for HIV.
They also provide life sustaining services, transportation, support groups, financial assistance, food pantries, and nutritional programs. AIDS Alabama South also has housing assistance and transportation assistance for those in need.
AIDS Alabama South has programs for mental health and working with the youth in the provided areas of coverage.
Shell Health is located at AIDS Alabama South’s main location on Downtowner Loop. This clinic provides essential health and prevention services for HIV, STI and STD’s, and Hepatitis C. This includes testing and treatments. They also offer many medications through their specialty Avita pharmacy program.
I have personally talked with some of the workers at AIDS Alabama South at events in the community and they have stated, as does their website, that they are proud to be free of discrimination and bias for the communities they serve. If you are someone you know is in need of testing, it is important to reach out and get the knowledge you need to live a healthy lifestyle and obtain the necessary treatments.
In some instances, HIV and AIDS symptoms can cause debilitating effects on your ability to function and work. If you have been unable to work due to HIV/AIDS or any other disabilities, please call our office at 251-343-1111 for a free consultation on your Social Security Disability claim. Gardberg & Kemmerly specializes in helping the injured and disabled in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana in both Veteran’s and Social Security Disability claims.