Living With HIV

Services We Provide

Alianza of New Mexico provides the following services for those who qualify

HIV/AIDS Services, Care & Treatment

The goal of the HIV Services Program is to support primary medical care and essential support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS. The program is for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease. This program helps fill gaps in care not covered by other sources for those who are below 400% Federal Poverty Level. At Alianza we provide a combination of core medical services and support services.

This service is the initial link into case management services. This case manager will conduct an initial assessment and will partner to create an individualized case plan with the client. This partnership can help a client access insurance medications and will make the client eligible for supportive services. Medical Case Management can also help clients who need assistance with medication adherence, achieving viral suppression and someone to serve as a liaison to the client's medical provider.

Non-Medical Case Management Services concentrates on the provision of advice and assistance in obtaining social, community, legal, financial, and other needed services. Case managers providers help with transportation, provide emotional support, education on health related matters, and other needed resources that enable the client to initiate and maintain safer behaviors. Case managers are providers who act as advocates for these above services.

Several types of medication and health insurance are available for clients residing in New Mexico. These programs can provide insurance, medications, copays and deductible assistance. All These services can be accessed through a Medical Case Manager.

Alianza has a full time staffed medical clinic through our partnership with Southwest Care. This clinic can help clients through in person appointments and telemedicine.

Alianza offers several opportunities to connect with those others living with HIV over food and conversation. We have multiple groups running at both of our locations every week. We even have an under 40 group at our Las Cruces Office. These groups offer speakers, designated topics and open forums that can offer a connection when needed most.

Alianza offers several other types of supportive assistance to help make ends meet and helps keep clients focused on staying healthy. Alianza offers housing assistance, emergency utility assistance and food vouchers. In addition to these services we can help with hotel stays needed during traveling medical appointments and other emergency needs.

Click here for a guide to services in New Mexico

HIV Prevention Program

The HIV Prevention Program at Alianza is staffed by a team of dedicated individuals with a focus on helping identify those living with HIV and preventing new infections. Alianza offers a variety of services to those who are negative and innovative groups for those wanting to keep their partners safe from HIV and other STDs. Please contact us if you need more information about our services.

Targeted testing is available to those at risk for HIV. Individualized risk assessments are completed with participants and cash incentives may be available.

Testing Schedule

Roswell Office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (last test at 4pm)

Las Cruces Office Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9-5pm

Do you need a test outside of this window? Just give us a call to schedule your test. Call 575-623-1995 and select prevention and testing. Just pick your office and you will be directed to staff to schedule and answer your questions.

Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is an HIV and STD prevention intervention for gay men of color to address factors that influence the behavior of gay men of color who have sex with men, including cultural, social, and religious norms; interactions between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases; sexual relationship dynamics; and the social and psychological influences that racism and homophobia have on HIV risk behaviors. Peers play a big part in providing support and feedback on problem solving for each other. The goal of 3MV is to empower young men to effectively negotiate safer sex with their partners.

Healthy Relationships: an intervention for men and women living with HIV/AIDS; based on Social Cognitive Theory and focuses on developing skills and building self-efficacy and positive expectations about new behaviors through modeling behaviors and practicing new skills. We focus on creating a positive and engaging atmosphere so that participants can think about making informed and safe decisions about disclosure to family, friends and sexual partners in their lives. This empowers individuals to build healthier and safer sexual relationships.

Mpact is a program which hopes to promote sexual wellness and community building among LGBTQ+ individuals in Las Cruces by providing space to engage in regular discussions and activities, known as Mgroups. Mgroups occur every Saturday at 4:00 PM at the Las Cruces location.

The Mpact Core group consists of volunteers who organize and plan the group’s activities, and is open to anyone who wishes to be involved. Core group meetings are held every Thursday at 6:00 PM at the Las Cruces location.

Mpact can also be contacted:

via phone at 575-915-1770 ex 3005

via email at mpact@alianzanm.org

via facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MpactLasCruces/

in person at 1700 N. Main St., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Harm Reduction Services

The Harm Reduction Program works to reduce substance-related harm while enhancing individual, family, and community wellness. This is accomplished through the provision of linguistically appropriate and culturally competent services to individuals who inject substances.

Alianza offers a safe place for those who need to dispose of use and receive clean syringes. Services are available in both Roswell and Las Cruces.

Overdose Prevention Education Including Naloxone (Narcan) training and distribution

Training is available for individuals to identify someone who may be experiencing an overdose and how to care for them. This training includes how to provide care and rescue breathing. Once an individual is trained they can also receive free Naloxone (Narcan).

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Many individuals have be at risk for HCV. Through our services individuals may be testing for HCV through rapid testing at any Alianza Office. Those to test reactive are referred for confirmation and follow up.

Our Mission

Alianza’s Mission is to empower hard to reach and underserved populations through education and supportive services to achieve a better quality of life.