Kansas City CARE Clinic http://kcur.org en KC Photo Exhibit Takes Aim At Stigma Associated With HIV And AIDS http://kcur.org/post/kc-photo-exhibit-takes-aim-stigma-associated-hiv-and-aids <p>This Friday is National HIV Testing Day, first created almost 20 years ago to encourage members of the public to learn their HIV status. Since then, what it means to be HIV-positive has changed dramatically.</p><p>Individuals diagnosed as positive today can expect to live as long as they would without the virus, as long as they receive treatment.</p><p>But many HIV patients, especially in African American communities, don't receive the treatment they need, and health advocates blame that on the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:24:43 +0000 Alex Smith 57863 at http://kcur.org KC Photo Exhibit Takes Aim At Stigma Associated With HIV And AIDS A New Era For 'Free' Clinics http://kcur.org/post/new-era-free-clinics <p>Armed with more than 100 staff members and 1,000 volunteers, the bustling Kansas City Free Health Clinic in midtown is one of the largest free health clinics in the country, treating upward of 15,000 patients a year. “KC Free,” as it’s commonly called, doesn’t charge fees or bill patients for care. It only sees people who are uninsured.

</p><p>But this year, all that changes.

</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:21:22 +0000 Elana Gordon 31091 at http://kcur.org A New Era For 'Free' Clinics More Free Clinics Request Patient Donations http://kcur.org/post/more-free-clinics-request-patient-donations <p>Free health clinics have long been caring for people who have no health coverage and limited resources to pay for private care. That’s why services are free. Well, mostly. A down economy and growing demand has many clinics, including a Kansas City mainstay, reassessing.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 04:24:02 +0000 Elana Gordon 12862 at http://kcur.org More Free Clinics Request Patient Donations