HIV and AIDS continues to be a serious crisis, particularly in Westchester County, which has highest number of infected people in New York outside of New York City. Currently there are more than 5000 HIV+ individuals residing in Westchester County. Hence there is an ongoing need for special services that address the needs of families living with HIV/AIDS, as well as education about prevention to keep the virus from spreading to an even larger community.
Family Services of Westchester strives to provide services to the children, families, and adults who are affected and/or infected with the HIV/AIDS virus through Partnership For Care which includes Living Together, Medical Case Management, Ryan White Mental Health Services, Supportive Housing Services, Advancing Youth Leadership Through Community Health Awareness (AYLCHA, FSW’s program for at-risk youth and young adults), and Camp Viva (sleep-away camp/respite program for children, families and individuals).
- Each year there are approximately 50,000 new reported cases of HIV in the United States.
- New York State has the highest number of people who are HIV+ in the entire United States, more than any State in the nation.
- There are more than 5000 HIV+ persons living with HIV and/or AIDS in Westchester County. The large majority of those reside in the Lower county region.
- The only way to know if you are infected with HIV is to get an HIV test.
If you are sexually active and are interested in receiving an HIV test contact the following service providers:
- AIDS Related Community Services, 914-345-8888
- Family Services of Westchester; 914-964-6767
- Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center; 914-699-7200
- Sharing Community: 914-963-2626
- Westchester County Department of Health, 914-813-5000 / 914-231-2500
- Westchester Medical Center, 914-493-7000
If you are HIV positive and require assistance with medication coverage call: AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) 800-542-2347