August 1, 2022 – Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) was awarded a grant totaling $1,814,131 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its Comprehensive Family AIDS Program (CFAP).
CFAP provides primary care, specialty HIV medical care, medical case management and supportive services to approximately 2,000 women, infants, children and youth infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Broward County.
“We are extremely proud of our Comprehensive Family AIDS Program which provides a one stop, family-centered approach to healthcare and distinctly addresses the needs of individuals living with HIV or AIDS and their families,” said Ana Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D., executive director of Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. “It’s had a tremendous impact on our community, garnering a zero percent transmission rate from mother to baby for the past five years.”
After more than 30 years of service to the community, CDTC’s Comprehensive Family AIDS Program has successfully served multiple generations of many families. Advances in treatment protocols coupled with the program’s easy access to care and social services have proven successful in helping clients live undetectable, thereby eliminating the chance of transmission and allowing women and children living with HIV to live healthier and more active lives.
“Our team at CDTC is privileged to continue our work in the fight to end the HIV epidemic,” shares CFAP medical director Lisa-Gaye Robinson, MD MPH. “The improvement in medications over the decades has allowed those living with HIV to live a long and healthy life. We’ve come so far in providing a healthy, long life for those living with HIV. But there is still so much to be done to stop the spread in our community and eliminate the stigma.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.
To receive services, contact Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center’s CFAP Department at 954-728-1056 or visit childrensdiagnostic.com/comprehensive-family-aids-program-cfap/.
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is a not-for-profit that serves more than10,000 clients with special healthcare needs in Broward County annually. As a facility of Broward Health, CDTC’s mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of children with special healthcare needs by providing comprehensive prevention, intervention, and treatment services. CDTC is a recognized National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) offering a unique system of care for infants, children, youth and women with chronic illnesses, disabilities, and developmental delays. For more information, visit ChildrensDiagnostic.org.