I couldn’t have had a more positive experience

I went here for the first time to get free testing and got a test that was administered by Brooks. This place not only has the most calmest ambiance, but the nicest staff ever, especially Brooks. I couldn't have had a more comfortable, validating, non-judge-mental, and overall positive experience.


There is nothing as rewarding

I lost a brother to AIDS in the mid-’90s. He had known he was positive for almost 3 years but didn’t tell anyone. Why? He said “I didn’t think anyone would understand.” Those six words stayed stuck in my head. I never want anyone to feel alone or that no one understands or cares. 

In 2015, I was given an opportunity to work as a Peer Navigator/Client Support Specialist. I've worked in several programs: Behavioral Health Education, Substance Use Referral Services, Health Homes, Health Insurance Access, and now Case Management. I’ve been afforded a rich experience in connecting with a population deserving of love and care. The Alliance is constantly looking for innovative ways to reach, educate, support, encourage, and promote healthier living habits for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and comorbidities. There is little as rewarding as seeing a smile on the face of someone who once felt they were handed a death sentence!!! ?

Timmy Martin

I’m forever grateful!

"The Alliance has been an absolute amazing asset to my life. Between the help with all of my medical situations, whether it be medication or appointments they have gone above and beyond!

The Alliance came through for my family due to a dely in my heating allotment. They were able to heat my house!

The food pantry has been amazing as well. I utilize it when needed and it helps tremendously. I’m forever grateful!!

CC, Columbia County

light light light

I thank you and your staff for such immediate response. The look on my children's faces were priceless, they ran around the house for like 5 minutes saying "light light light" thank u very much.


Safe, secure, stress free

Thanks to the great staff at the Alliance and the HOPWA program, I'm currently living in a safe, secure, stress free environment.


It really makes a difference

I have been using the Ryan White Transportation Program for roughly ten years now.  The program has been a lifeline for me as I live in a rural area and I do not drive or own a car. Not having transportation leaves me in vulnerable situations and creates several barriers to important services. {AFPH Counselor} handles problems and always actively listens to problems and solves issues immediately. She is compassionate, kind, understanding, and always has a positive attitude. It really makes a difference. I am extremely thankful for the services that I receive


I feel blessed

I feel blessed to have {AFPH counselor}. I don’t normally ask for help for many reasons but she made me feel like it was an honor for her to be working with me.


Grateful and humbled

I’m grateful and humbled by your agency and I’m glad that they were able to transfer from just AIDS to other chronic illnesses as well to be able to reach out to more people. I’ve learned that I don’t live with AIDS, AIDS lives with me. Once I graduate from case management I am looking to be a volunteer to assist with outreach. 


Grateful for housing security

I am extremely grateful to the Alliance for giving me security in my housing. I was approved for the MRT subsidy in August of 2019 and the Alliance approved me, and for the past three years, I have had the security of knowing that I would be able to keep my housing. For this and many other reasons, I am deeply grateful to the Alliance for Positive Health.

Anthony, Albany, NY

Staff are friendly, thorough, knowledgeable, and sincere

I recently went routine testing at the Alliance for Positive Health. I've been going there for at least 8-10 years, and it's always an enjoyable occasion. Staff are friendly, thorough, knowledgeable, and sincere about a sensitive matter. I appreciate their integrity and forthrightness. The Alliance for Positive Health offers the best resources available to me, and I'm grateful to have this option. I'll continue to support and frequent this organization for as long as I can. Thank you for such an excellent service.

Anonymous, Albany, NY