Newly Diagnosed

We’re here for you

In order for you to begin HIV care at Thrive Alabama, you must have a test to confirm your HIV status. If you were tested at Thrive Alabama, we will order the confirmation test. If you were diagnosed somewhere else, our intake nurse will look at your labwork to determine if the HIV test is adequate for confirmation. Once we have the confirmatory test, the intake nurse will schedule an appointment for you to get started with your care.

Your First Visit

When you come to your first appointment, you will need:

  • proof of address [utility bill, rental agreement, etc]
  • proof of income [last 2 paycheck stubs, W-2 form]
  • insurance card [if you have insurance]
  • photo ID

Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment to allow time to complete paperwork. After you complete the paperwork, you will see the intake social worker and nurse. They will ask questions about your health and living situation to determine what resources would be helpful to you such as housing, transportation, behavioral healthcare, or substance abuse services. You will also meet with the benefits coordinator and have labs drawn.

  • allow at least 2 hrs for your first visit
  • afterwards you will be scheduled to return to the clinic to see a provider in the following 2-4 weeks

Understanding My Labs

For an HIV positive person, understanding labs can be a difficult and confusing process. Lab work is drawn every three months. From the lab work, our physicians can tell many things about your body, the HIV virus and your overall health. With the lab work, we test for signs of infection, low blood counts and sexually transmitted diseases. We can also monitor the stability of your HIV.

Affording Care

If you are uninsured, Our Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) specialist can help you through the enrollment process or we can cover your care through Ryan White Part B funding. We will work with you to see which route works best.

We have prescription assistance through: AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), patient assistance, or Wal-Mart gift cards. A social worker can help you.

Use our mail order pharmacy, Curant, and enjoy the convenience of discreet mail order shipments. A social worker can help you.

Our Mission

Thrive Alabama is committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by preventing new HIV infections and providing comprehensive care to those living with the disease.
  • Huntsville Clinic

    600 St. Clair Avenue | Building 3 | Huntsville, AL 35801
    Phone 256-536-4700 | Fax 256-536-4117

    Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday 8 a.m. - noon

  • Florence Clinic

    112 S. Pine Street | Suite 202 | Florence, AL 35630
    Phone 256-764-0492 | Fax 256-764-1670

    Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday 8 a.m. - noon

  • Albertville Clinic

    201 E. McKinney Avenue | Suite A | Albertville, AL 35950
    Phone 256-660-5127 | Fax 256-660-5130

    Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday 8 a.m. - noon

  • Thrive Wellness Clinic

    600 St. Clair Avenue | Building 7 Suite 18 | Huntsville, AL 35801
    Phone 256-382-5696 | Fax 256-382-6018

    Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday 8 a.m. - noon