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HIV & AIDS Help and Advice in the U.S.

There are a number of places you can turn to for HIV and AIDS help and advice in the USA, including local HIV and AIDS organizations. This page lists the services and support available for HIV and AIDS nationally and by region. For more general information and advice, see our help and advice page.

Free local services for HIV and AIDS help in the USA are listed by city at the bottom of this page, divided geographically into West Pacific, Mountain Region, Midwest, South Central, Northeast, and South Atlantic.

What kind of HIV & AIDS services are available in the United States of America?

Emergency medical treatment

If you are in severe pain or need immediate treatment you should go to the emergency room at your nearest hospital. In most areas, you can call for an ambulance by dialling 911. There will be a fee for this ambulance service, which will usually be charged to your insurance.

If you are uninsured or under-insured, you will still be able to receive emergency medical treatment, but afterwards you will have to find a way to pay the fee. There are a number of government-run financial assistance programs for which you might be eligible.

Family physicians and sexual health clinics

If you would like to speak to a medical professional face-to-face to talk about HIV testing, treatment for HIV, or to ask for advice on how to prevent becoming infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or diseases (STDs), then you could contact your local family physician or a sexual health clinic.

Find your local family physician

Find your local free sexual health clinic

If you would like to be tested for HIV, the CDC’s National HIV Testing Resources website includes a national database of HIV testing sites.

Helplines

If you are unsure which service is best for you, or if you have any other questions related to HIV, AIDS and other STDs, you can call the CDC-INFO helpline for help and advice (a service provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

CDC-INFO is available from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday (except major federal holidays) for STD information, including information about HIV and AIDS, and referrals to STD clinics.

  • 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • TTY: 1-888-232-6348
  • In English y español
  • Or contact CDC-INFO here

AIDSinfo, provided by the National Institutes of Health, has more information on HIV and AIDS treatment, prevention and research. The information service is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 1.00pm and 5.00pm Eastern Time. Specialists are available that speak Spanish. AIDSinfo also provides an HIV testing site finder.

Gay and lesbian help and advice

If you need advice or information about issues relating to sexuality, read our resources for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or unsure page. This lists helplines, social groups, websites and groups for gay and lesbian people, or those who are unsure of their sexuality.

Local HIV and AIDS service organizations

Local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) in the USA are listed below. These organizations provide a range of free services to people infected or affected by HIV and AIDS living locally. These services can include case management, support groups and individual counselling as well as assistance with treatment, housing and nutrition. Some organizations also offer free HIV tests or run education and prevention programs. In a few cases, the ASO itself provides clinical services (for which a fee may be charged). All of these groups are not-for-profit and non-governmental.

These are just a few of the many agencies that are there to help. If your nearest town is not listed below then try organizations from other cities in your state who should be able to recommend more local services. Alternatively, call the CDC national AIDS helpline: 1-800-CDC-INFO.

Although care has been taken to select helpful and appropriate resources, AVERT.org is not responsible for the content of these sites and inclusion here does not imply our endorsement. If you would like to suggest an addition or an amendment to this page then please contact us.

AVERT.org has a range of other resources for people affected by HIV & AIDS, including information about testing and treatment, and personal stories.

West Pacific

Alaska

California - North and Central

California - South

Hawaii

Oregon

Washington

Mountain Region

Arizona

Colorado

Idaho

Montana

Nevada

New Mexico

Utah

Wyoming

Midwest

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

North Dakota

Ohio

South Dakota

  • Berakhah House
  • Project Takoja

Wisconsin

South Central

Alabama

Arkansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Mississippi

Oklahoma

Tennessee

Texas - North

Texas - South

Northeast

Connecticut

Maine

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York State

New York City

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Vermont

South Atlantic

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida - North and Central

Florida - South

Georgia

Maryland

North Carolina

South Carolina

Virginia

West Virginia

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Page last reviewed: 
23/05/2014
Next review date: 
23/11/2015

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