Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resources and Linkages for Individuals Experiencing Incarceration


Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resources and Linkages for Individuals Experiencing Incarceration, or CHARLII, is a program of VDH's Division of Disease PreventionThe CHARLII program is available to all Virginia correctional facilities, including local and regional sites, and state Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities.  The program consists of four components.  HIV testing and HIV/STI education, are offered to all persons nearing release from corrections.  The third component assists both the person living with HIV and the medical correctional staff during the discharge/reentry planning process. The fourth and final component is 18 months of case management provided after release from corrections.  A host of comprehensive services are available during the 18 months. The only requirement is to be HIV-positive and to have been released from incarceration within the last twelve months.

The following is a brief list of a few of the services that are available:

    • Discharge planning,
    • Access to medications,
    • Linkage to medical care,
    • Case management,
    • Assistance with housing,
    • Access to food resources,
    • Assistance with social service applications,
    • Employment resources,
    • Mental health services,
    • Substance abuse support and services,
    • Transportation assistance,
    • Support groups, and
    • Interventions and strategies for people living with HIV.

Below you will find a list of agencies throughout Virginia that are funded by VDH to provide CHARLII services:

Last Updated: April 18, 2024