for Those Newly Diagnosed with HIV
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis
C Information & Referral Center
the first steps after a new HIV diagnosis can be daunting
and scary. Finding the right resources and information on
dealing with an HIV diagnosis can help guide someone on their
first steps. This section includes guides to help someone
newly diagnosed with HIV begin getting care and treatment,
information on HIV disease, answering frequently asked questions
and coping with their diagnosis. Follow the links below for
a number of excellent online resources for people newly diagnosed
Just Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS Resource Center
Thebody.com has resources and information for the newly diagnosed
including topics on HIV myths, just diagnosed basics, coping
and telling others.
The Poz Newly Diagnosed section has video interviews, an introduction
to HIV/AIDS and additional related resources.
Poz provides answers to commonly asked questions for persons
newly diagnosed with HIV.
Resources for newly diagnosed including next steps, information
on understanding laboratory tests, body shape changes and
The Project Inform Introductory packet features articles and
facts sheets on the basics of HIV, how to monitor your health,
treatment strategies, doctor/patient relationships, and more.
The AIDS Info Net's section of fact sheets on Living with HIV.
Do I Start
Choosing an HIV Care Provider
Telling Others You're HIV-Positive
That You Know is a booklet for people who have
recently learned that they have HIV from Seattle and King
County Public Health. It contains basic information and resources
to assist people in assessing their immediate needs for living
with HIV. http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/hiv/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/hiv/now_that_you_know.ashx
The Center for AIDS: Hope and Remembrance Project provides
HIV-Positive people with a list of "25 Things You Should
Know if You Are HIV-Positive."
Information for the newly diagnosed including link to topics
on basic HIV/AIDS information, HIV treatment, HIV symptoms,
finding HIV care and seeing an HIV doctor.
To find HIV-related services near you, visit the Find
Services Near You section of the website or call the Wisconsin
HIV, STD and Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center
at (800) 334-2437. For HIV-related services outside of Wisconsin,
call CDC Info at (800) 232-4636.
More Information Call: 1-800-334-2437