Making Connections - Improving Lives

The HIV Resources Project exists to help persons living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers in suburban Virginia identify appropriate housing options and supportive services that will contribute to enhanced health outcomes and quality of life.  Read more about the HIV Resources Project.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic……

covid-19 pixNVRC’s HIV staff is working from home until the Governor’s Stay at Home Order is lifted. During this critical period, please use the following ways to get a hold of NVRC staff if you need to be referred to HIV services:

For HOPWA please call 703-642-4662 or email jriddle@novaregion.org

For Ryan White please call 703-831-7642 or email tagar@novaregion.org 

Please remember no HIV treatment or support services for PLWH are provided by NVRC. If you already have a relationship with a Ryan White or HOPWA service provider, please follow directions to maintain contact and get the services you need. 

For lots of information on how to stay safe, go to COVID-19 for PLWH.   

Public Comment Sought on HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with HIV)  Zoom session Wednesday, July 29

What should be the priority services and needs for the Virginia portion of the Metro Washington HOPWA award? $12,422,714.00 will be available for the entire metro area, including DC, Maryland, suburban Virginia, and NW West Virginia. These funds may be used to provide housing and supportive services to persons living with HIV (PLWH) starting October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2021.Learn more...  Download the Virginia Flyer...  Download the West Virginia Flyer...

Medicaid was Expanded in Virginia in January 2019

Medicaid was expanded in Virginia as of January 2019. For information on the expansion please visit the Cover Virginia web site.

Hepatitis C Medication for Persons with HIV

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Medication Assistance and Best Plans for Persons with HIV/AIDS


Virginia MAP, Medication Assistance Program (formerly ADAP, AIDS Drug Assistance Program), can pay for HIV medications for those not enrolled in health insurance and offer information on obtaining ACA health insurance.

Contact: Medication Assistance Hotline: 1-855-362-0658 or https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/disease-prevention/vamap/

This VDH (Virginia Dept. of Health) Hotline also operates the Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance Program (HIMAP). HIMAP will pay both medication costs and health insurance premiums for eligible individuals enrolled in VDH approved Affordable Care Act plans. Those who enroll or re-enroll in health insurance without going through ADAP may not be eligible for ADAP support.

If you receive a letter from the Virginia Dept. of Health about health insurance, take action.

Northern Virginia Local Government Housing Programs

Periodically, local government housing departments "OPEN" various housing waitlists.  When this occurs, NVRC will post these openings: None are currently open.

The Suburban Virginia Regional HOPWA Housing Waitlist is Closed

Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) closed the Regional HOPWA Housing (voucher) Waitlist effective January 30, 2015.  NVRC will not accept new applications to the waitlist after this date.  Currently there are no plans to re-open the waitlist. For HOPWA announcements and requirements for those currently on the waitlist read on....

Training on HIV Prevention Counseling & other HIV Topics

Priority will be given to Virginia providers and nursing contact hours will be provided.  Brought to you by:  Inova Juniper Program, Northern Virginia Local Performance Site of the Pennsylvania/ MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (PA/MA AETC) and  the Virginia HIV/AIDS Resource and Consultation Center (VHARCC)

The FACTS, FUNDAMENTALS and WAIVED RAPID HIV Testing classes will be conducted throughout 2018 and 2019 at several sites in Virginia. Check this website or call the Inova Juniper Program at 703-321-2600.

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