Linda Clinic is a community-based health care facility for and by people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Narva, Estonia. Linda Clinic provides services to people living with HIV, in a low-threshold, stigma- and judgment-free setting, leading towards the best possible health outcomes for each individual. All services provided are free of charge. Our community-based approach is unique in Europe, and works on the principles of user driven care.
Linda Clinic is a non-profit medical service provider in the field of infectious diseases and operates through Linda HIV Foundation, which was established in 2012 by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and Estonian Network of People Living with HIV (EHPV).
Narva has the highest percentage of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the European Union, estimated at about 4%. Of all the PHLIV in Estonia, 25% live in Narva and, in fact, 50% live in the Idu-Virumaa County, of which Narva is the largest city.
User-driven care has the following characteristics:
Users have a key role in the provision of care through: