If you or a loved one is living with HIV, make getting care a priority. Someone with HIV today who keeps up with their treatment can live a healthy, normal life.
In addition to improving health, antiretrovirals (ARVs) – the medications used to treat HIV – also prevent the spread of the virus. More info.
Whether you just found out you have HIV, or have been living with HIV for a while but are not currently in care, there are organizations providing medical care and support services for people with HIV in New Orleans.
One might be a better fit for you than others. Take some time to read about each place, and the unique services that it offers, including language preferences. Among the services that may be offered: primary medical care, dental care, mental health services, transportation assistance, housing assistance.
Take note of how to make your first appointment at each location, and their list of items to bring to ensure everything runs smoothly! Here is a general check-list to help prepare you for your first appointment.
You will be assigned a case manager. This person can also help you figure out options for paying for care, even if you don’t have insurance. More info about paying for care.