HIV Patient Resources Directory
- Additional Resources (Hotlines, Partner Services, Correctional Facilities, Training and Internet resources) (PDF, 1 MB, 12pg.)
This directory can help you find healthcare and medical services after you have been diagnosed with HIV. The map below shows the five boroughs of New York City and divides up the rest of New York State into seven areas. If you click on the area where you live, the directory lists agencies that provide HIV-related services for that area.
The services are divided into many categories. As a person living with HIV infection, the following categories will probably be most important to you:
General Medical Care
General medical care is treatment provided by a physician (doctor), physician’s assistant, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, or other licensed professional. These are outpatient services provided in community-based or office-based settings. Services usually include:
- Early intervention.
- Preventive care and screening.
- Medical exams and taking the patient's medical history.
- Diagnosing and treating physical conditions.
- Preventing and treating opportunistic infections.
- Prescribing and managing medicines.
- Educating and counseling patients.
Coordination of Medical Care
The organizations listed can help coordinate your medical services and treatment.
Medical Care: Designated AIDS Centers
Designated AIDS Centers (DACs) are hospital-based centers for treating people with HIV/AIDS. You can get inpatient services (you stay at the hospital) or outpatient services - you live at home and go to the hospital for services. Many DACs also provide special care for HIV-positive pregnant women and their babies.
HIV Case Management
An HIV case manager can help you:
- Find medical care, set up medical tests and appointments, and keep those appointments.
- Get health insurance or Medicaid to pay for your healthcare and other needs.
- Figure out the paperwork you need to fill out to get services like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Temporary Assistance to Need Families (TANF) to give you money for living expenses (income).
- Find decent housing and services you need to live comfortably at home.
- Find help for you to quit using drugs or alcohol, if you have a problem.
- Find a counselor to help you deal with the emotional stress of having HIV, like depression.
When you are diagnosed with HIV, it is important to tell (notify) your sex partners or needle-sharing partners they may have been exposed to HIV. They deserve to know so they can be tested for HIV and get medical treatment if they are infected. If you are afraid that your partner may harm you or your family, get help from a partner notification program.
- Northeast NY/ Albany Region (PDF, 262 KB, 9pg.)
- Western NY/ Buffalo Region (PDF, 266 KB, 10pg.)
- Lower Hudson Region (PDF, 279 KB, 13pg.)
- Mid-Hudson Region (PDF, 279 KB, 13pg.)
- Nassau-Suffolk Region (PDF, 261 KB, 9pg.)
- New York City Region
- NY-Penn Region (PDF, 264 KB, 10pg.)
- Rochester/ Finger Lakes Region (PDF, 254 KB, 7pg.)
- Central NY/ Syracuse Region (PDF, 264, 10pg.)
- Statewide Resources (PDF, 229 KB, 2pg.)