Welcome to the website for Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, a research and resource center based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS is the largest clinical trial, education, behavioral health and nutrition support center dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS in the Southwestern United States.
A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (formerly Body Positive) was founded in 1990 by Kirk Baxter. The Center’s vision, “leading the fight against HIV and AIDS” is carried out through our mission of reducing infection, improving quality of life and contributing to worldwide research.
Today, hundreds of thousands of people around the world are taking HIV and AIDS-fighting drugs that earned Federal Drug Administration approval, thanks in part to the Center’s clinical trials and biomedical research program.
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS provides these services in a nurturing environment:
- Leading-edge medical research through the largest privately funded, nonprofit, HIV clinical trials site in the Southwestern United States.
- Education programs, including group and individual instruction for men, women and youth infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
- HIV prevention programs for men, women, youth, and transgender individuals.
- Wellness services, including nutritional consultations, naturopathic medicine and an on-site vitamin shop.
- Emotional support for HIV-positive individuals, their friends and families.
- Family support services, including child watch, family camp and social activities for families living with HIV/AIDS.
- Community outreach, reaching out to underserved populations and providing connection to HIV services.
We welcome your involvement and would be pleased to be a resource for you, your organization and your community by providing insight and encouraging support. For more information about becoming a Southwest Center employee or volunteer, or to learn about services offered by Southwest Center, please call 602-307-5330.
*Programs funded in whole or in part by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, Maricopa Integrated Health System and Maricopa County. Additional funding provided by Ryan White Part C and the Maricopa County Department of Health.