Welcome to Tulsa CARES
Tulsa Center for AIDS Resources Education and Support
Delivering social services to people affected by HIV and AIDS.
With the advancement of treatment options, many of those infected with HIV/AIDS are living longer, healthier lives, which in effect creates a greater need for support services in this population. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),there were an estimated 47,500 new HIV infections in the United States in 2010.
There are approximately 2,552 people living with the HIV infection and 2,356 living with AIDS in Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Fact Sheet (2010). Of these cases, 1,537 are living in the Tulsa MSA. Tulsa CARES programs and services fulfil an unmet need in our community by providing care coordination, housing, mental health, and food and nutrition services to those living with HIV/AIDS.