About Us

Health. Equity. Hope.

Our Mission is to provide compassionate care to empower, promote and inspire wellness.

We pledge to provide the finest personal service to every client we serve, with an overarching goal of eliminating the physical and financial barriers that stand in the way of achieving your best health. Whether you are interested in receiving a Free HIV or HCV test in a comfortable environment, accessing PrEP or PEP, accessing Harm Reduction services or receiving medical and emotional support following an HIV diagnosis – we have you covered. Every person on our staff has been carefully selected to be part of your care team.

Our vision is for a future of
Health, Equity and Hope.

Choice Health Network is a place where genuine care and personalized service to our members is our highest mission.

We pledge to provide the finest personal service to our members with an overarching goal of eliminating the physical and financial barriers that stand in the way of achieving your best health following an HIV diagnosis.

The Choice Health Network experience gives each member the independence to choose from the spectrum of available health care providers and services.

Positively Living

The Positively Living story begins in May 1996 with a dream and a few dedicated individuals determined to make that dream a reality. The dream was to organize a day center for East Tennesseans living with HIV/AIDS. The founders were determined to bring dignity, respect, and emotional support to those facing the debilitating effects of HIV/AIDS. Their original vision evolved into Positively Living, which was brought to life with a $25,000 start-up grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and was formally founded in July 1997.

In 2003, Positively Living acquired its current East Fifth Avenue facility. The 16,000-square-foot building was purchased with assistance from the City of Knoxville, Knox County, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Today, Positively Living operates as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency providing case management, supportive housing, food service, and mental health/addiction counseling to individuals who are homeless; mentally ill; addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other substances; and/or living with HIV/AIDS.

Positively Living Annual Report