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Resources for People Living With HIV in the U.S.

December 4, 2017

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There are many national and local organizations that provide a variety of in-person and virtual resources for people living with HIV to help you get care, stay in care, and live well. Here you can find recommended organizations and other sources of information to help you address issues you may face living with HIV.


Find a Doctor

Once you receive a diagnosis of HIV, the most important next step is to get into medical care. These organizations can help you locate HIV providers and services near you.

  • The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program helps people with HIV who have nowhere else to turn for health care. You can search for free or low-cost medical care even if you don't have health insurance.
  • The American Academy of HIV Medicine site allows users to search for medical providers by specialty and by type of payment accepted.


Find Services and Support

Receiving support and learning about how other people living with HIV have handled their diagnosis may be helpful. These resources can help you locate HIV services near you.


Related: How to Locate HIV/AIDS Services Near You


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Hotlines

These hotlines are available to provide information and support about living with HIV/AIDS.

  • 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) offers basic info on HIV and testing in English and Spanish.  After you select your language, press 9 and then 1.  TTY service for the deaf: 1-888-232-6348
  • The Health Resources and Services Administration provides a list of all state HIV/AIDS hotlines.
  • AIDSinfo has health information specialists available by phone, email, and mail who provide answers to questions about HIV clinical trials and treatment.
  • Project Inform has an HIV Health InfoLine with staff, many of whom live with or are impacted by HIV, to provide insight and support.  (This is a call-back service -- leave a message and your call will be returned.)


HIV Treatment

HIV treatment involves taking medicines that slow the progression of the virus in your body. There are many online sources of information about HIV treatment, but it's important to use only trusted sites.


Paying for HIV Care

Living with HIV can bring up a lot of questions and concerns, especially about how to pay for treatment. These resources offer information and help.


Housing and Jobs

The conditions in which people with HIV live and work help them have healthy lives.  You can find information on securing employment and housing through these pages.


Disclosure, Discrimination, and Stigma

Telling others that you have HIV can be difficult, but it is an important part of managing your infection. 


Prevention and STDs

If you are living with HIV, it's important to make choices that keep you healthy and protect others.


Mental Health

To help manage your mental health when living with HIV, it is important to know when, how, and where to get help.


Substance Use

Substance use can be harmful to your health and well-being when living with HIV. You can find help and resources for reducing or stopping substance use from the following.

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