The Virginia HIV/AIDS Resource and Consultation Center (VHARCC), also known as the AIDS Resource Center (ARC), is the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the state.
How the ARC Works
The VHARCC works with government agencies, professional associations, academic and community healthcare and faith-based providers. Multidisciplinary educational programs, expanding clinical programs and consultations on HIV/AIDS-relaled issues are offered.
Other regional HIV/AIDS resource centers are located in the northern and central health regions of the state. Learn more about the VHARCC at this link.
The HIV/AIDS Resource Center offers a range of services to healthcare professionals.
Training programs are developed for specific disciplines in the health care industry on a broad range of HIV/AIDS-related issues. Center staff also works with communitybased organizations and correctional institutions to provide STD, Hepatitis and Substance Use trainings.
Training programs are provided both at the VHARCC office and at the provider sites upon request.
Information and referral services to multiple community resources are provided to persons infected with HIV.
Direct consultation between health care providers, community-based organizations and consultants is available through VHARCC.
Consultation team members include physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, nutritionists, social workers, case managers, HIV peer educators and outreach specialists.
Technical, audiovisual and educational materials for staff and patient education are available through the resoource library.
Library services, available at no cost, include database searches, interlibrary loans, current awareness infonnation and answers to reference questions.
Information and referral services to multiple community resources are provided to health care providers and persons infected with HIV.
- Case Management/Affordable Care Act Assistance (ACA) enrollments
- Patient Navigation Services
- Emergency Financial & Housing Assistance
- Treatment Adherence
The services are provided through a grant via the Virginia Department of Health.