The red ribbon demonstrates compassion for people with AIDS and their caretakers, and support for education and research leading to effective treatments, vaccines or a cure. It serves as a constant reminder of the many people suffering as a result of this disease, and of the many people working toward a cure.
Ryan White CARE Act (Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency): Passed in 1990 to provide services for persons with HIV infection, this act seeks "to improve the quality and availability of care for individuals and families with HIV disease." It provides financial assistance for improved care and support services and early intervention services. In Madera County the following services are available as funding allows.
Madera County Public Health Department is the enrollment site for ADAP in Madera County. The purpose of the program is to purchase HIV related formulary drugs which cannot be paid for through other sources (Medi-Cal, private insurance, prepaid plans, or other state or local compensation plans.)
In the state of California AIDS is a reportable Communicable Disease and by law must be reported to the local health jurisdiction. Madera County Public Health Department is the local health jurisdiction in Madera County. Staff works and coordinates with local hospitals, physicians, clinics, state and local correctional facilities to comply with AIDS case reporting. All information collected is confidential and information released in statistics only include demographics, age, ethnicity, sex, and risk factor(s). For an update of Madera County cases call 559-675-7893 or 800-427-6897 or check this web site.
- National AIDS
- Spanish AIDS
- Indian AIDS
- National STD
- AIDS Clinical Trials