What PAM Does

The PAM model™ works to support PLHIV’s access to care and initiation on ART; increase treatment motivation and literacy; identify/address barriers to ART adherence and strengthen retention in care --- so patients ultimately achieve and maintain viral suppression . Our Patient Advocates act as critical support to other members of the health care team in providing care and support services to PLHIV’s and Key Populations.

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Services for people with HIV

We offer many services to help your care and well being. PAM facilitates support, a reach out Hotline, Transportation access and professionals Referrals.

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    Support

    Providing PLHIVʼs with an acute system of support to listen and share.

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    Hotline

    Get answers on ART (anti-retro viral) treatment as well as a channel professional advice from clinicians.

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    Transport

    Get transport to clinic. We can put you in contact with a non-judgmental driver so you don't miss a visit.

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    Referrals

    We can help you access psychosocial, dental, temporary housing and other services.

Benefits for meeting with our patient advocates

  • SHARING - for some patients this sharing is the first step towards acceptance and goes a long way towards ensuring patients adhere to their
  • SENSE OF WELL BEING - patients leave with a sense of well being, and therefore are willing to return to treatment sites and share further
  • EARLY INDICATORS - discussion may highlight systematic barriers to care
  • IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS - so often solutions can be solved by sharing information with advocates to gain support from them and clinicians
  • INITIATE TREATMENT - once patients understand their own they are less fearful and willing to take more control to manage their treatment and care

Testimonial

I was so scared
of infecting my partner. But after chatting with one of the patient advocates, I learned, once I am undetectable there's no risk of me passing on HIV. I've been undetectable for some years now and no longer live in fear.

User
Natasha S.

Testimonial

I tested positive in 2009
and have never admitted I was positive to anyone, not even to my children. For so long I have bottled up these feelings inside. But now thanks to PAM, I look forward to meeting with other PLHIV's and sharing experiences.

User
James M.
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