Case management for people living with HIV/AIDS At LAYAK Foundation

Case management for people living with HIV/AIDS
Medical case management helps people living with HIV and AIDS find and connect to services they need to improve their health and the quality of their lives. Our case managers help individuals get primary medical care and medications, adhere to treatment plans, and access supportive services such as housing, transportation, food, mental health counseling. Services are completely voluntary and free for DKI Jakarta and near by residents living with HIV/AIDS.
Case managers can help you

* Apply for AIDS prescription drug programs to help pay for HIV medications.
* Apply for programs that help pay health insurance premiums and medication co-pays.
* Apply for Social Security benefits.
* Obtain an HIV-knowledgeable physician.
* Access food resources.
* Identify housing options.
* Connect to community resources.
* Attend a six-week Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop.
* Access an adherence support program.
* Learn about safer sex and how to protect yourself and your partners.
* Help notify any of your partners that may be at risk for HIV.

Housing options
The HIV/AIDS Case Management Program provides rental assistance to clients who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. A limited number of transitional housing spaces are available for 6 to 12 months. Clients are required to actively participate in services, work regularly with a housing case manager, and engage in medical care.

medical care and medications, adhere to treatment plans, and access supportive services such as housing, transportation, food, mental health counseling. Services are compl

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Case management

Case management for people living with HIV/AIDS
Medical case management helps people living with HIV and AIDS find and connect to services they need to improve their health and the quality of their lives. Our case managers help individuals get primary etely voluntary and free for DKI Jakarta  residents living with HIV/AIDS.
Case managers can help you

* Apply for AIDS prescription drug programs to help pay for HIV medications.
* Apply for programs that help pay health insurance premiums and medication co-pays.
* Apply for Social Security benefits.
* Obtain an HIV-knowledgeable physician.
* Access food resources.
* Identify housing options.
* Connect to community resources.
* Attend a six-week Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop.
* Access an adherence support program.
* Learn about safer sex and how to protect yourself and your partners.
* Help notify any of your partners that may be at risk for HIV.

Housing options
The HIV/AIDS Case Management Program provides rental assistance to clients who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. A limited number of transitional housing spaces are available for 6 to 12 months. Clients are required to actively participate in services, work regularly with a housing case manager, and engage in medical care.

Contact us
If you are interested in becoming a client or would like more information, please contact LAYAK FOUNDATION at (021) 70837421 0r 7774735 to schedule an appointment. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 pm. to 16 p.m.

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HIV Case Management – Strategic Intervention for Marginalized Populations of PLHIV

HIV Case Management –
Strategic Intervention for Marginalized Populations of PLHIV

Varel, Yayasan LAYAK, Jakarta, Indonesia, yayasan_layak@yahoo.com

Background

MSM who are also HIV infected experience double stigma due to their HIV status and sexual orientation. Often the fear of disclosure of both HIV status and sexual orientation creates a barrier for the MSM PLHIV to access care, support, and treatment (CST) in their community.
MSM who are HIV infected are not only difficult to identify but also difficult to link with existing CST services due to fear of disclosure.

Activity

Disclosure counseling is a part of the case manager’s intervention; especially if the inability to disclose significantly affects the client’s health or the health of others. Other health counseling topics with PLHIV might include information about existing resources for treatment and support in the community; education on how to access these services, and risk reduction counseling for reducing the transmission of HIV to sexual partners.
As in many members of marginalized communities, MSM exhibit low self confidence and isolation from peer support. The case manager was able to link the MSM PLHIV to supportive peer communities and activities which fostered increased self confidence.

Result
Through the HIV case management intervention, the MSM client was able to self disclose to health care workers which immediately enabled him to have access to ARV and other related health services. As a result, his health improved radically. Furthermore, safer sexual practices were reported by the client to the case manager. Successful linkages were made with peer support groups which also reinforced safer sexual practices and adherence to ARV therapy.

Conclusion
HIV case management with members of marginalized communities such MSM can increase the likelihood of gaining access to existing community based services which improve overall health and quality of life of the PLHIV