In 1986, AIDS Outreach Center (AOC) began as a grassroots organization responding to the HIV epidemic. Since that time, AOC has been a leader in North Texas in the fight against HIV. Annually, 42 staff members provide services and education to over 2,000 people living with HIV and prevention services to over 3,500 people in our community.
AOC’s goal is to provide a continuum of services from testing and prevention efforts through linkage to health care and maintenance of viral suppression. Current programs for people living with HIV include case management, patient navigation, peer advocacy, behavioral health services, outreach, a food bank, dental clinic, housing and financial services designed to help clients stay in care. Prevention services include HIV and STI testing, STI treatment, PrEP services, a gender care program providing hormone replacement therapy and counseling to the trans and gender nonconforming community, and a young adult drop in center.