People Living with HIV

If you are HIV positive, the best way to stay healthy is to stay informed. See your doctor regularly and seek mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Practice good health: eat smart, move more, don't smoke, and monitor your cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight. In addition to keeping themselves healthy, people who take their HIV medications lower their risk of passing the virus to other people. Talk with your healthcare provider about how to keep your viral load as low as possible.

There are many services throughout the state available for people living with HIV. These services include:

  • Medical treatments
  • Support to get prescriptions
  • Treatment adherence
  • Housing assistance

Case Management

A non medical case manager coordinates the overall care plan for a patient and acts as an a liaison between the patient/family and healthcare personnel to ensure necessary care is provided promptly and effectively. A non-medical case manager is not an registered nurse but is Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. An HIV case manager can help you get the services that you need. HIV case management is available at:

HIV/AIDS Drug Assistance

Funded by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Ryan White AIDS Drug Assistance Program covers the costs of HIV drugs for low-income people who have limited or no coverage from private insurance or Medicaid.