Baton Rouge Clinic Pilots New HIV Treatment Model

 

My First Healthcare Reporting Story

Staff at CareSouth Clinic on Florida Boulevard are trying to improve and speed up HIV treatment.

Staff at CareSouth Clinic on Florida Boulevard are trying to improve and speed up HIV treatment.

When you're diagnosed with HIV, it can feel like your fate has been written. You have questions, such as whether you’ll live, how much treatment will cost and whether people will still love you.

Nurse practioner Dionne Bell tries to answer some of those questions and offer options. Bell says patients are given their results and then immediately offered counseling.

Reported by Alexander Charles Adams

Originally featured on WWNO’s All Things Considered