Who We Are

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Our History

Founded by Kirk Baxter in 1990 as The Phoenix Body Positive, the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS was created by and for people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, including families and partners. 

Our Mission

To serve individuals touched by HIV/AIDS through prevention, education, client-centered services, and coordinated care in collaboration with community partners.

Our Vision

To eliminate infection and improve quality of life for communities touched by HIV/AIDS.


No matter your status, you are welcome here.

We believe in treating people with dignity and empowering them to live healthy lives.