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Resources for Persons Living with HIV

Finding Care

  • Additional Resources

    Find HIV care services across the United States, including HIV medical care, housing assistance, and substance abuse and mental health services (from

  • Find your state HIV/AIDS toll-free hotline to connect with agencies that can help determine what services you are eligible for and help you get them (from the Health Resources and Services Administration [HRSA]).
  • Find Ryan White HIV medical care providers who help people living with HIV access the medical care, medications, and essential support services they need but can’t afford (from HRSA).
  • Search for HIV care specialists and members of the American Academy of HIV Medicine for direct access to HIV practitioners across the country (from the American Academy of HIV Medicine).

Paying for HIV Care

  • The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program helps people with HIV/AIDS who have nowhere else to turn for the care they need. If you are living with HIV, you can get medical care and some other services — even if you do not have health insurance or money to pay for health services.
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a law that was passed to help ensure that Americans have secure, stable, and affordable health insurance. The ACA created several changes that expand access to coverage for people living with HIV. Because coverage varies by state, talk to your health care provider or a social worker to get information about the coverage available where you live. You can find additional information about the ACA and living with HIV from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can also contact the ACA helpline at 1-800-318-2596 for more information.
  • Patient Assistance and Expanded Access Programs (from the HIV Medicine Association).
  • If you have HIV/AIDS and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.
  • Greater Than AIDS answers commonly asked questions on many ways to get health insurance.
  • If you’re on Medicare, their site page explains how to get drug coverage.
  • TARGET Center offers videos and online cost calculators to help you understand options for lowering the cost of health insurance.


Housing and Jobs

Legal Issues


Mental Health

  • To learn more about depression’s causes, symptoms, and treatments, consult the National Institute of Mental Health.
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s Find Help website a list of Mental Disorders, as well as a list of organizations and contact numbers that can help you find mental health treatment and support in your local area.

Older Adults

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