Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina

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What is CLEAR? Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results!

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CLEAR is a FREE, short-term counseling program for people living with HIV. CLEAR is CDC-backed, evidenced-based, and promotes healthy living. Clients meet one-on-one with a counselor for about one hour, once a week, for a minimum of five sessions and a maximum of 26 sessions, depending on their specific health risks. To offset costs of participating in CLEAR, we offer day-long bus passes for our clients to attend sessions. We also provide Walmart gift cards intermittently throughout the program.

Please note that CLEAR is not a substitute for other behavioral health, mental health, or substance use programs. But, we do work very well alongside them, as we talk more specifically about living with HIV while working to improve our clients’ lives! Our counselors are also trained to refer our clients to other services they may need, as necessary

The following are components of CLEAR that clients say they enjoy:

  • Meeting with a counselor individually to talk about what’s on their mind
  • Setting goals and having their counselor check on their progress
  • Confidential space to discuss thoughts and feelings
  • Practicing effective communication skills
  • Learning more about HIV and how to stay healthy

Call our CLEAR Program at (919) 834-2437 x1005 for more information or to set up your first appointment!

CLEAR Program Referral Form

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CLEAR Program

What Our Graduates Are Saying About CLEAR

  • "CLEAR brings a lot of insight for what you face in a challenging world."
  • "The counselors [help you] get down to the root of the problem. They care about you, they love you. That's what drew me to the program."
  • "CLEAR really made me grow!"
  • "Just know you aren't by yourself--They care about you."
  • "You don't have to do this by yourself."
  • "I liked gaining a better understanding."
  • "You learn how to deal with life on life's terms."
  • "My favorite part is the feeling thermometer!"
  • "People need to understand HIV if they want to face against it."


Benefits Of CLEAR

  • Healthy Living
  • Empowering you to be more independent
  • Gift Cards
  • Confidential Counseling
  • Individualized- tailored to you!