About Us

We are a non-profit agency focused on stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS, Syphilis and Hepatitis C through awareness, education, and testing in Alamance and surrounding counties in North Carolina.

We serve everyone! There are no eligibility requirements for our programs. Free HIV testing is held every Tuesday from 10:00 am-2:00 pm for walk-in testing with no appointment needed with results given in 20 minutes at 3025 S. Church Street Burlington, NC. We offer evening walk in testing every third Thursday from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm. We also offer Hepatitis C and Syphilis testing by appointment. You can contact us at 336-538-8111 for HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis C testing for other times other than walk in testing. We welcome people of any age, income, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, affectional preference, or nation of origin to benefit from our services.

Every 9 1/2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV. More than 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Of those 1 million people living with HIV, 1 out of 5 do not know they are infected. (People who have HIV but don’t know it can unknowingly pass the virus to their partners.) Despite new treatments, people with HIV still develop AIDS if they do not receive treatment. Over 1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with AIDS. More than 14,000 people with AIDS still die each year in the United States. The HIV Epidemic Is Real – Get the Facts: http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/index.html

 

Our Mission

To stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, Syphilis and Hepatitis C through awareness, education, and testing in Alamance and surrounding counties in North Carolina.

 

Our History

In 1987 the United Way Community Council formed the AIDS Response Coordinating Group to increase community awareness and education relative to the rapid spread of HIV. With the increasing number of Alamance County residents testing positive for HIV, Alamance Cares was organized under Alamance Regional Medical Center in February 1992 and became an agency of the United Way in 1995, thus dissolving the AIDS Response Coordinating Group. Alamance Cares joined services with HomeCare Providers in December of 2000 to provide direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Alamance Cares is a 501-(C)(3), or non-profit, agency.

 

Funding

Our free services are made possible by various community grants, Alamance Regional Medical Center, a grant from NC Department of Health and Human Services, a grant from Central Carolina Health Network, and generous donations by corporations and local residences like you! We are also an affiliate of United Way in Alamance County.