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    HIV/AIDS Patient Education & Support Groups

    Positively!

    The Baltimore City Health Department offers an online informational and self-management education for people living with HIV. Follow this link to view the web-based program about HIV, Positively!

    This resource shares informative and empowering information such as:

    • Newly-HIV Positive
    • How People Get HIV
    • HIV in the Body
    • How HIV Medicine Works
    • Managing HIV
    • HIV and Real Life

    Greater Than AIDS

    Greater Than AIDS offers informative YouTube videos, infographics, and talking points for discussion between you and your family and friends. Follow this link to visit the Greater Than AIDS website.

    They offer tools, news and resources such as:

    • We are Family: We Are Family emphasizes the important role loved ones play in the health and well-being of people living with HIV. Whether it’s the one you are born into or the one you create, family matters. People with HIV who have strong support systems are more likely to get and stay in care and treatment, which both improves health outcomes and reduces the spread of the disease.
    • I Got Tested: I Got Tested normalizes and promotes HIV testing as a part of routine health care and reinforces the importance of maintaining care and treatment for those who are living with HIV. Early diagnosis and treatment is known to improve health, extend life AND help prevent the spread of HIV.
    • Speak Out: Speak Out engages the LGBTQ community in confronting the silence and stigma that still too often surrounds HIV/AIDS. Gay and bisexual men and transgender women account for most new HIV infections in the U.S. Speak Out promotes more open communication in relationships with health care providers and within the community.
    • Empowered: Empowered highlights the power of ALL women to change the course of the disease. As mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, partners AND people living with HIV, women can make a difference through everyday actions.
    • Health Coverage, HIV & You: Health Coverage, HIV and YOU helps people living with HIV understand their options under the Affordable Care Act. The online tool includes tailored resources for people living with HIV, who are among those who may make the greatest gains from the new law.

    AIDS.gov

    The AIDS.gov website offers many educational resources such as:

    Additionally, the website contains information about testing locations, federal resources, national strategies and more. Follow this link to visit AIDS.gov.

    Support Groups

    AIDS Outreach Center

    The Positive Link: A support and social group for all HIV positive individuals. 

    Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Description: A group for anyone who is HIV positive, The Positive Link group is an experiential group that stresses social interaction as well as information and discussion about HIVMany people report loneliness and isolation after their HIV diagnosis.  The Positive Link creates an atmosphere where clients can interact socially as a way of breaking through that loneliness and isolation to help them realize they are not alone.

    Man Talk: A group for gay and bisexual men.

    Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednedsday of the month from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Description: Man Talk is a support group for men who have sex with men.  It is held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, and is open to gay and bisexual men, regardless of their HIV status. Man Talk is a forum for men who have sex with men to discuss issues relevant to their community and to address how HIV affects their community and their lives.

    Seasoned Survivors: A group for HIV survivors of 10 or more years.

    Meets Tuesdays: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Description: A group for individuals who have been HIV positive for 10 or more years, this group is held every Tuesday afternoon.  Seasoned Survivors will explore the experience of having survived HIV for more than a decade, as well as, the effects and challenged faced during those ears.  In addition, it will address being proactive with physical and emotional health, discussing the current trends in HIV treatment, and finding ways to utilize their experience to help the greater HIV community.

    Futuro Unidos: An HIV information group in Spanish.

    Meets the 1st Monday of the month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Call Bea at 817-916-5225 for details.

    Description: A monthly psycho-educational group, Futuros Unidos is a Spanish language group open to HIV positive individuals and their families. Education on HIV, the effects of the disease and the medications, adherence and stigma are the focus of this group.