About Us

AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance

Our Mission

To improve the lives and health of those affected by HIV/AIDS while preventing transmission through education and testing.

Our Vision

Eliminating stigma and barriers to care to create a future free of HIV.


  • Achieve early detection and care through HIV/STD counseling, testing and referral
  • Engage in targeted prevention efforts with persons who are at high risk for HIV infection and people living with HIV/AIDS to reduce secondary infections
  • Get individuals who are newly diagnosed as HIV positive into medical care quickly
  • Keep clients in medical care

ALFA is a United Way agency and serves the Appalachian Mountains and foothills of rural Northwestern North Carolina: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Lincoln, Watauga and Wilkes counties.

ALFA’s lead partner in providing comprehensive care for clients is the regional HIV medical clinic, Fairgrove Primary Health, a department of Catawba Valley Medical Center.

In 2019, ALFA has provided the following services to the community so far:

  • 5,745 People educated on the pervasive issues around HIV/AIDS
  • 500+ People counseled and tested for HIV
  • 200 People living with HIV/AIDS served a variety of support services
  • 4,000 Meals provided to clients

ALFA’s History

Client Demographics

2014 990