Living With HIV
Finding out you are HIV[+] can be overwhelming,
but it is not a death sentence!
HIV Isn't the End
Getting connected to HIV Treatment is the key to living with HIV. HIV Treatment has come a long way since the 1980s. With modern HIV Treatment, someone living with HIV can have a long, healthy, and fulfilling life.
Also, know that you are not alone! There is a whole team of people waiting to help you and walk this new journey with you: Peer Counselors who are also living with HIV, Linkage to Care Coordinators to help you with setting up medical and supportive care, Case Managers to help you with ongoing management of your health, Doctors who have years of experience in treating HIV, and many more who are there to cheer you on as you learn to live with HIV.
HIV Treatment Works
The sooner you start treatment, the better your health will be. KC CARE has been providing treatment for those living with HIV since the HIV epidemic began, and is the leading provider of HIV treatment and support services in the KC Metro.
HIV Treatment can also reduce the risk of passing HIV to others. HIV Treatment can help protect your sex partners, those you love, and your community from contracting HIV.\
Empowerment! Action! Results!
CLEAR is a multi-session 1-on-1 peer counseling program for men living with HIV.
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with HIV for years, CLEAR can help you manage the stress of living with your HIV diagnosis and help you achieve your life goals by focusing on:
- Making Healthy Choices
- CLEAR Thinking
- Emotional Awareness
- Problem Solving
- Goal Setting
- Stress Managment
Optional additional sessions are available focusing on specific aspects of living with HIV/AIDS. Participants receive $150 total in Gift Cards or Transportation Assistance upon completion of the program.