About Us

The AIDS Task Force of the Upper Ohio Valley, (ATF), was incorporated in 1987 to respond to the AIDS epidemic in the Ohio Valley. Through the dedication of a group of concerned citizens and volunteers, the agency provided AIDS prevention education, referrals and offered limited direct services to Ohio Valley residents living with AIDS during the early years of the epidemic in the Ohio Valley.

In 1991, the ATF was awarded a contract with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, (DHHR), to provide medical case management to West Virginians living with HIV/AIDS. As part of the Ryan White Title II Program, later to be known as Ryan White Part B, the ATF became the statewide Ryan White contractor to provide services for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) throughout West Virginia.

While continuing the tradition of being a source of compassionate and expert resources in the Upper Ohio Valley, the ATF has built on its history of collaboration to be a leading source of HIV expertise in client services and in navigating the HIV care roadmap in West Virginia. Today, the ATF has an annual budget of overĀ 1.2 million dollarsĀ and the ATF provides services to approximately 1300 PLWHA annually. ATF offices are located in Wheeling, Charleston, Morgantown, Huntington and Beckley.

The mission statement of the ATF is:

The AIDS Task Force of the Upper Ohio Valley is a not for profit community based organization committed to providing a compassionate and collaborative statewide response to the needs of West Virginians infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS, while respecting the inherent dignity of every individual.