Services

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care

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Ryan Health has been a leading provider of quality HIV care, treatment and prevention services in communities throughout New York City since 1988. Ryan's HIV care team consists of highly skilled doctors, nurses, social workers, patient navigators and case managers who work together to create individualized care plans for people living with HIV who have a wide variety of needs.

HIV services include:

Treatment

We provide compassionate, confidential treatment of HIV, Hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

  • HIV Case Management and Patient Navigation Services
  • The Undetectables (An incentive program for virally suppressed patients living with HIV)
  • PEP Emergency and PrEP Coordination Services
  • Individualized Specialty Referrals

Prevention

Prevention services are coordinated through the Prevention, Education and Outreach (PEO) Department, which has provided 30 years of HIV and STI Services, including 5 years of PrEP/PEP Services and 7 years of Rapid Hepatitis C (HCV) Services.

  • Prevention Education and Counseling
  • 4th Generation Rapid HIV Testing
  • Rapid Hepatitis C Testing
  • STI Testing and Treatment as needed
    • 3 site STI Testing (Urine Sample, Throat Swab, Rectal Swab)
  • Mobile Medical Unit

Learn how Ryan Health supports those living with HIV and AIDS

95% Of our patients with HIV have undetectable viral loads

We're a leader in HIV care and prevention

My Care Team

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Zehra Siddiqui, DO

Medical Director
  • Primary Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Gender-Affirming Care
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
  • Opioid Addiction Treatment
Edward Solis 221107 6745

Edward Solis, MD

Associate Medical Director
  • Primary Care
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
Sophie Nurani 221107 6539

Sophie Nurani, ANP-BC

Assistant Director for Community Health
  • Gender-Affirming Care
  • PrEP and PEP
  • Opioid Addiction Treatment
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
Phillip Rico Martinez 221019 3226

Phillip Martinez, MD

Associate Medical Director
  • Primary Care
  • PrEP and PEP
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Suzannah Dinsmore, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
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Geraldine Joseph, PA

Physician Assistant
  • Primary Care
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
Meredith Gentes 221104 5868

Meredith Gentes, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care
  • Diabetes Management and Education
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
  • Women’s Health
  • Opioid Addiction Treatment
Monica Dreitcer 221020 4116

Monica Dreitcer, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care
  • Diabetes Management and Education
  • PrEP and PEP
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
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Louise Austin, PA

Family Medicine & HIV Services
  • Primary Care
  • Gender-Affirming Care
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
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Janelle Eradiri

Care Technician/PrEP & PEP Specialist
  • PrEP and PEP
Judith Aiges 221020 4572

Judith Aiges, LCSW/DSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
Jeffry Mutuc 221107 6966 1

Jeffry Mutuc, MD, MPH

Family Practitioner
  • Primary Care
  • PrEP and PEP
  • Women’s Health
Amy Schlauch 221107 6802

Amy Schlauch, DO

Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
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Kevin Yan, MD

Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
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Molly Anderson, AG-NP

Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care
  • Women’s Health
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
Carolina Picardo 221020 4076

Carolina Picardo

Care Technician
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
Caroline Martinez 221020 4842

Caroline Martinez

Case Manager
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
Elizabeth Baez 221020 4709

Elizabeth Baez

Case Manager
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • PrEP and PEP
Lillian Bayron 221020 4677

Lillian Bayron

Case Manager
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
Claudi BUSTAMINE 221020 4397

Claudia Bustamante-Zelaya

Case Manager
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care

Questions

How long does an HIV test take?

The HIV test takes approximately 20 minutes to run. That does not include the counseling that is provided during the HIV test. The entire appointment lasts about 30 minutes.

How much does an HIV test cost?

A Rapid HIV test is completely free at Ryan Health, regardless of your insurance status.

When can I get an HIV test?

You can walk in at any time for a Rapid HIV test. An appointment is required for a blood draw.

How effective is a Rapid HIV test?

The 4th Generation Rapid HIV test is 99.9% accurate. It tests for antigens (foreign substances in the blood) and antibodies (cells the body creates to neutralize foreign substances).

How can I prevent HIV?

To help prevent the spread of HIV:

  • Use a new condom every time you have sex. Use a new condom every time you have anal or vaginal sex. Women can use a female condom. If using lubricant, make sure it's water-based. Oil-based lubricants can weaken condoms and cause them to break. During oral sex use a nonlubricated, cut-open condom or a dental dam — a piece of medical-grade latex.
  • Consider the drug Truvada. The drug emtricitabine-tenofovir (Truvada) can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted HIV infection in people at very high risk. You need to take it every day. It doesn't prevent other STIs, so you'll still need to practice safe sex. PrEP and PEP
  • Tell your sexual partners if you have HIV. It's important to tell all your current and past sexual partners that you're HIV-positive. They'll need to be tested.
  • Use a clean needle. If you use a needle to inject drugs, make sure it's sterile and don't share it. Take advantage of needle-exchange programs in your community and consider seeking help for your drug use.
  • If you're pregnant, get medical care right away. If you're HIV-positive, you may pass the infection to your baby. But if you receive treatment during pregnancy, you can cut your baby's risk significantly.
  • Consider male circumcision. There's evidence that male circumcision can help reduce a man's risk of getting HIV infection.