Newly Diagnosed

Being newly diagnosed with HIV can be a very difficult and frightening revelation. It is important for you to know that there are many services available to making HIV a very manageable illness. With the proper knowledge and care, you can manage your HIV infection safely and successfully,  allowing you to live a very long and healthy life. To find your way through the in’s & out’s of being HIV positive, let us help guide you. A UAF case manager can help you find the best resources that are available to you. In the meantime, here are some other websites and books that can help in your journey.

Day One
"This web page is the beginnings of your Survival Kit. I’m not a doctor or professional counselor I’m just a person with HIV, and I’ve gone through the same thing you’re going through. "      - Wynn Wagner

Just Diagnosed with HIV?
It can be very scary to learn that your HIV test came back positive, but it’s not a death sentence. The test means that you are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Even though there is no cure for HIV disease, there are many new treatments that help keep the disease under control.
Here are a couple of book titles which we recommend and are available for check out in our Resource Library. You are welcome to come in and check out any book you like.

"I Just Found Out I Have HIV, Now What?" 
by Timothy J. Critzer   

"The First Year HIV: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed"
by Brett Grodeck

Take your time, then once you are ready to move forward with your research, please visit our Resource Center for books about being HIV + and web links with more information on local HIV resources, HIV Medications, nutrition & exercise and much more. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Utah AIDS Foundation
1408 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105