Partners In Caring

Partners In Caring supports people living with HIV and empowers communities to prevent future HIV infections by educating, serving, and training. Through dynamic, community-based programming, we increase dialogue about HIV and substance use. Furthermore, our case management services connect people living with HIV to resources and spiritual care.

With offices in Durham and Wilmington, Partners In Caring provides preventative and supportive services to people throughout Central and Eastern North Carolina. We conduct HIV/STD testing and counseling as well as programs to educate people living with HIV/AIDs about sexual health and substance use. Partners In Caring provides spiritual care, case management, and housing assistance for people living with HIV.


PIC is a component of the Duke's Pastoral Services department and Duke University Medical Center Division of Infectious Diseases. We partner with faith-based, community-based, and local government-supported agencies to provide substance abuse and HIV prevention programs.

Prevention programs

HIV testing. Trained staff from Partners In Caring provide pre- and post-test HIV counseling at outpatient clinics, community-based organizations and health fairs. If you have questions, please call Tamsey Hill at 919-668-0193.  If you have questions regarding testing in Wilmington, NC and the surrounding counties, please call 910-399-6384. 

HIV testing is also offered at various substance abuse treatment centers in Durham, Cumberland, Orange, Person, Wake, and Johnston Counties in conjunction with the treatment programs offered.

Education programs

HIV 101. Partners In Caring provides workshops addressing HIV, AIDS, and STDs. The workshops are geared toward communities of faith, faith group leaders, church members, seminary students, and all other interested people. If your church or organization is interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Tamsey at 919-668-0193.

Healthy Relationships is a five-session, small-group intervention for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. It is based on Social Cognitive Theory and focuses on developing skills and building self-efficacy and positive expectations about new behaviors through modeling behaviors and practicing new skills.  Contact Stephen Bradley at 910-399-6384.

ASK 4 Care is a 10-part retention in care, skills-building program that targets people living with HIV who are currently receiving HIV medical care but need additional support to thrive. Using a combination of one-on-one and group trainings reinforced with text messaging, the goal of ASK 4 Care is to improve patients’ knowledge and increase their skills needed to be a stronger self-advocate and more active participant in their own medical care.  Contact Suzette Curry at 910-399-6384.

Supportive services

Housing assistance. Partners In Caring manages the HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) program for 14 North Carolina counties. This program provides assistance with rent, mortgage, and utility payments for people living with HIV/AIDs. For more information, contact Rhoda Hormenoo at 919-684-0879 or Tamsey Hill at 919-668-0193 for the counties of Durham, Orange, Chatham, Lee, Person, Vance, Granville and Warren.  In the southeastern North Carolina counties of Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender contact Robin Hahaj at 910-399-6384.

Ryan White Services. Partners In Caring provides Ryan White AIDS Drug Assistance in the Duke Infectious Diseases Clinic (1K). You can reach Rhonda Stephens at 919-668-2125. For assistance with Ryan White services and eligibility to receive these services, please contact Dawn Sikes at 919-684-8634.

Spiritual care. Partners In Caring was founded to reduce the isolation experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS and their families, and to bridge the gap between patients, families, churches, and communities. To this day, we maintain this original commitment. Trained clinical chaplains are available to the patients and staff of the Infectious Diseases Clinic at Duke University Medical Center and to the clients of the Southeastern Regional Network of Care.  All Partners In Caring chaplains are experienced in providing confidential, nonjudgmental, and sensitive care to people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, contact Chaplain Artie Hendricks at 919-684-3211. In southeastern North Carolina, contact Chaplain Stephen Bradley at 910-399-6384.

Southeastern Regional Network of Care (SRNC) is co-managed by the New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Duke Partners In Caring with funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services AIDS Care Program to provide Ryan White Part B and D case management.  The SRNC also provides housing case management.  The counties served in the network are Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender. The SRNC assists eligible individuals living with HIV/AIDS in these counties. Please contact Suzette Curry at 910-399-6384 for more information about the SRNC.  

Contact us

Chaplain Artie Hendricks

Durham Office
Dr. Tamsey Hill
Associate Director

Wilmington Office
Suzette Curry
Associate Director

Duke University Hospital
DUMC 311 Duke Clinic Rm. 013,
Basement, Purple Zone Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-3211 (local),
888-842-9469 (toll-free) 
Fax: 919-681-8790 

Pastoral Services department 
Duke University Hospital
DUMC 3112 225 Baker House
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-3586
Fax: 919-684-8438