Established in 1990 as the Baton Rouge HIV/AIDS Regional Planning Coalition and incorporated in 1995 under its current name, HAART is the largest provider of Ryan White funded services in the DHH Region Two area and one of the three largest AIDS service organizations in the state. HAART is also the largest Louisiana provider of HUD-funded housing for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Our Vision Statement
"HAART envisions a system that will ensure access to and awareness of high quality and culturally competent preventive and primary medical care and support services that respond effectively to the emerging needs of the community while reducing social stigmas."
Our Mission Statement
"HAART seeks to improve our community through health and wellness education, and the provision of comprehensive quality services."
HIV is not something that “guilty” people get. It is not a punishment for cheating, lying, using drugs or alcohol, having more than one partner, or not asking the right questions. It is a virus whose transmission is fueled by poverty, ignorance, racism, sexism, homophobia, fear, violence, and many other factors – not by people with HIV.