[+] ASOs

They're called AIDS Service
Organizations, but they're about
living a healthy life with HIV, too.

The ASO you go to may be a small office with a few professionals, or it might be large, or attached to a medical office. Whatever it looks like, your ASO is a place you can go to for a lot of different kinds of help and support.

ASO services & programs

ASOs give free services to people living with or affected by HIV. Here are just some
 of the many things they can help people with HIV find:

  • Financial assistance
  • Housing
  • Food assistance
  • Education
  • HIV testing
  • Treatment & prevention
  • Mental health support
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Support for families and partners

Who's at the ASO?

A study of ASOs in NY found that one of the main reasons people choose to work as
an ASO professional is a desire to help people living with HIV.

Who was Ryan White and
why do we CARE?

Ryan White is a name you'll probably hear in ASOs. That's because back in 1985 when Ryan White was diagnosed with HIV, he and his mom began to fight for the rights of people with HIV. In 1990, Congress passed the Ryan White CARE (Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency) Act. And today, ASOs use this Act to help a lot of their clients get healthcare coverage.

Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services.

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