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With respect to the novel COVID-19 virus, persons living with HIV should consider themselves like older persons and other people who have serious chronic medical conditions: heart disease, diabetes and lung disease who are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. Thus, it is extra important for you to take action to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

You should:
• Stock-up on supplies
• Take every precaution to keep space between yourself and others.
• When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
Avoid crowds as much as possible.
• Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
• During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

E. Turner Overton, MD
Medical Director
UAB 1917 HIV Outpatient Clinic

Providing compassionate and comprehensive health care for persons living with HIV

The mission of the 1917 Clinic is to address the needs of patients, their families and significant others, the scientific community, and the community-at-large in responding to the urgent and unique issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.

The 1917 Clinic hours of operation are 7:30am - 5:00pm Monday-Thursday and 7:30am - 3:00pm on Fridays.

The 1917 Clinic... a Ryan White grantee since 1999

The 1917 Clinic receives Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act funding to provide access to comprehensive health care for low-income, uninsured and under-insured HIV infected adults regardless of any pre-existing or non-HIV related condition(s). Patients who are HIV infected are not denied service based on inability to pay copays, sliding scale fees or other payments. Patients who have bills that are in collections are not denied services. Serving more than 1,969 patients in 2012, this academically based clinic is the largest HIV health care unit in Alabama. On February 1, 2013, we expanded our clinical operations to accommodate an additional 850 patients formerly enrolled in care at the St. George’s Clinic at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital.

For 25 years the UAB 1917 Clinic has provided comprehensive core medical and social services to adult HIV infected patients. Medical specialty, dental and mental health services are available onsite through referral. In 2012 the Liver Clinic at 1917 was established to provide access to Hepatitis treatment and clinical trials. Appointments are available through referral.
In 2015-2016 the 1917 Clinic received awards for $2,777,446 in Ryan White Part B & C funding. The Alabama HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, nested within the UAB 1917 Clinic is responsible for HIV/AIDS vaccine, prevention and treatment research. The Clinical Trials Unit is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID.

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