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Community Healthcare Network is New York City’s premier community provider for medical and social services for those who are HIV-positive, as well as those who are at risk of contracting HIV. CHN has been involved in planning, developing, and providing HIV/AIDS services since HIV first appeared in New York City.
We led the way as the first agency in the U.S. to incorporate HIV services, such as counseling and testing, into family planning services. We were the first in New York City to implement COBRA Case Management services, a program that helps people living with HIV navigate complex medical and psychosocial issues. It is now one of the largest COBRA programs in New York City. CHN is a New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Authorized Training Agency.
Services and Programs
CHN provides the following prevention, education, diagnosis, and treatment services for HIV-positive individuals as well as those who are at risk of contracting HIV…
Our HIV Care Team
In 2008 CHN received recognition from the National Quality Center for our use of the HIV Team Model. CHN’s “HIV Team” includes doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, HIV counselors, case managers and treatment adherence specialists. These staff people meet frequently to coordinate care, thus providing patients with holistic, seamless, professional and confidential care.
Our HIV program is led by Associate Medical Director of HIV Clinical Services, Elsa Escalera, MD. She is joined by the Assistant Vice President for HIV Programs, Luis Freddy Molano, MD.