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

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
Teshema Anderson

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.

 

Changes in HIV/AIDS

  • A 2016 Center for Disease Control study estimates that 1 in 2 gay African-American men are expected to become HIV positive in their lifetime. 

    Even though stats like these are scary, some new developments in prevention and testing have revolutionized HIV/AIDS healthcare.

    Read about the new age of AIDS and why being HIV+ is no longer a death sentence in this two-part series.

HIV/AIDS Resources

Get Tested

Get tested and treated for HIV/AIDS at the Ryan White Clinic at UVA.

Or you can get free testing Tuesdays and Fridays,  1- 4 p.m., at the Thomas Jefferson Health Department.

Don’t Live Near Charlottesville? Find a Ryan White program close to you.

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