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HIV/AIDS: Get Your Questions Answered

Do people with HIV always get AIDS?

Does getting HIV mean you will die?

Who is at risk for HIV? How do you know if you have it?

HIV/AIDS is not the death sentence it once was. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't pay attention to the risk factors and get tested. Find out what you need to know about HIV/AIDS now.

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Ryan White HIV Program

UVA's Ryan White HIV Program provides early intervention and state-of-the-art treatment for HIV and AIDS patients.

HIV/AIDS: Get Your Questions Answered

Do people with HIV always get AIDS?

Does getting HIV mean you will die?

Who is at risk for HIV? How do you know if you have it?

HIV/AIDS is not the death sentence it once was. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't pay attention to the risk factors and get tested. Find out what you need to know about HIV/AIDS now.

Why Visit the Ryan White Clinic?

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  • People living with HIV confront stereotypes and rejection on a daily basis, due to common assumptions of what HIV is and who is infected. At our clinic, we offer support, not only for your medical condition, but for the challenges you face combating AIDS-related stigma and discrimination.

    Watch the video to find out the full range of services you can expect from the Ryan White Clinic.


Stories From the Heart

Losing a Mother to AIDS

“No one thinks it can happen to them. They think, ‘It’s not in Charlottesville. It’s a wealthy town; even the poor people are OK here. It’s not DC or NY. We’re doing OK; Cville is doing OK. It’s not here.’ But it is here.”

That's Teshema Anderson, talking about the silence she sees around the issue of HIV/AIDS. For her, it's personal: Anderson's mother died of AIDS in her 40s. Read Anderson's HIV story.

 

Using Your Phone to Manage Your Meds

  • UVA is starting a program that includes a smartphone app to provide patients with personalized reminders and access to a virtual community for support.

    This program is funded by a grant from the AIDS United Foundation.

    Find out more about the program and the smartphone app.

Visit the Clinic

Get tested and treated for HIV/AIDS:

Visit the Ryan White Clinic at UVA.

Alternative Testing Site:
Thomas Jefferson Health Department
Free testing Tuesdays and Fridays, 1- 4 p.m.

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