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Resources for Those Newly Diagnosed with HIV
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center

January 2011

Taking 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 with HIV.

thebody.com
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.
http://www.thebody.com/content/art49985.html

Poz.com
The Poz Newly Diagnosed section has video interviews, an introduction to HIV/AIDS and additional related resources.
http://www.poz.com/newly_diagnosed.shtml

Just Found Out?
Poz provides answers to commonly asked questions for persons newly diagnosed with HIV.
http://www.poz.com/archive/2005_Aug_321.shtml

HIVInSite.com
Just Diagnosed
Resources for newly diagnosed including next steps, information on understanding laboratory tests, body shape changes and other resources.
http://www.hivinsite.com/insite?page=pb-diag-00

Projectinform.org
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.
http://www.projectinform.org/info/intro.shtml

AIDSInfoNet.org
The AIDS Info Net's section of fact sheets on Living with HIV.
http://www.aidsinfonet.org/categories/

How Do I Start
http://www.aidsinfonet.org/uploaded/factsheets/29_eng_201.pdf


Choosing an HIV Care Provider
http://www.aidsinfonet.org/uploaded/factsheets/30_eng_202.pdf


Telling Others You're HIV-Positive
http://www.aidsinfonet.org/uploaded/factsheets/32_eng_204.pdf

Now 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

Centerforaids.org
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."
http://www.centerforaids.org/brochure25.html

AIDSinfo.nih.gov
Newly Diagnosed
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.
http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?expandable=1&HealthTopicID=79&ClassID=54


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.


 

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