How to Find HIV Treatment Services
Key PointsIf you are living with HIV, there are resources that can help you find a health care provider, pay for your medicines, locate affordable housing, and get help with mental health issues.The Ryan White HIV/AIDS program is a federal program designed to help people with HIV get the medical care and other support services they need. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) explains who is eligible for Ryan White Program services and where to find help on their website: Get HIV Care and Treatment.The Service Locator from AIDS.gov can help you locate HIV testing centers, mental health and family planning services, medical centers participating in the Ryan White Program, housing assistance, and substance abuse treatment resources in your area.
How do I find a health care provider?
Health care providers are an essential part of successful HIV treatment. They prescribe medicines to treat HIV and other conditions, order tests to monitor their patients’ health, and answer any health-related questions you may have.
Explore the resources below to get help finding a health care provider:
Where can I get help paying for my HIV medicines?
HIV is treated with a daily combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV regimen) that keeps the virus from multiplying in the body. These medicines can’t cure HIV, so people living with HIV must continue taking HIV medicines throughout their lives.
There are several resources that can help people with HIV get the medicines they need:
Where can I find housing assistance?
A stable living situation makes it easier for people with HIV to keep appointments with their health care provider and stick to an HIV regimen.
HIV/AIDS Housing, from HUD
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) manages the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, which is designed to provide housing assistance to people living with HIV. On HUD’s website, you can find housing resources for renters and homeowners, as well as for those without homes. You can also use the HUD Resource Locator to search for affordable and special needs housing near you.
How do I get help with mental health issues?
Anyone can have problems with mental health, but people with HIV are more likely to experience conditions like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and insomnia than people without HIV. Read the AIDSinfo HIV and Mental Health fact sheet for more information.
Below are some places to find mental health treatment services:
San Antonio HIV Health Services Planning Council
Corporate Square, Suite 200
4801 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas, 78229
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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-87) via grant H89HA00007.
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