I didn’t have insurance at the time I was diagnosed with HIV.
The social worker talked to me about the Ryan White Program.
She was pretty quick about getting all the paperwork done so that I could start my medication as soon as possible.
She informed me about support groups. She also advised me on keeping up with the doctor’s appointments, with the medical labs.
We had counseling sessions as well with my partner to talk about how we were feeling. She did a lot for me during those first two months after the diagnosis.
I still keep in touch with her.
She’s one of the reasons why I’m here.
Let’s Talk About HIV Treatment!
Antiretrovirals, the medications used to treat HIV, keep you healthy and prevent the spread of HIV to others.
Even if you do not have insurance, or are underinsured, there are options to get the care and medications you need to stay healthy.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Care Program offers support services for people with HIV, including mental health care, housing assistance, and more.
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program to help individuals with financial need get their HIV medications.