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Understanding HIV/AIDS

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 The following are excellent web resources that will provide you with answers to questions you were too embarrassed to ask…

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Rumor and Myths about HIV/AIDS

You may have heard some of the many rumors and myths that have been floating around for years about HIV/AIDS; what it is and what it is not, and how you can and cannot contract the disease. Know the facts and stay informed.

The following are excellent web resources that help separate fact from fiction:

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Spiritual Resources

The spiritual resources listed in our directory are for everyone whose life has been affected by HIV/AIDS; clients, family members, friends, social workers, healthcare providers, clergy, ethnic as well as non-ethnic groups, men, women and children.

If you know of other organizations that should be listed in our directory, please do not hesitate to add them. Thank you.

Visit our HIV/AIDS spiritual resource directory.

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Protect Yourself – Better Safe Than Sorry

If you have sex, use a condom! It’s that simple!

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about condoms. The links below provide great answers! Be Safe!

  • Why do I need to use a condom
  • Male and female condoms
  • What are condoms made of
  • Condoms, lubrications and spermicides
  • Condom shapes, colors, and flavors
  • Condom sizes
  • Where to purchase condoms
  • Inspection
  • When and how to use a condom
  • What if the condom won’t roll?
  • What if the condom slips off or breaks?
  • Disposing a used condom
  • What condoms should I use for anal intercourse?
  • Is using a condom effective?
  • What are the other reasons to use a condom?
  • How do I persuade my partner that we should use a condom?
  • Confidence tips.

AVERT.org

GreaterThanAIDS.org

Handout: Condom Sense (pdf)

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Housing Resources

Additional Housing Resources may be found in our Housing & Homelessness Resource Directory. If you know of other housing resources that should be listed in our directory, please do not hesitate to add them. Thank you.

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Permanent Supportive Housing for Seniors, Single Adults or Family Head-of-Household (HoH) Living with HIV/AIDS, with or without dependent Children in New York City

If you or someone you know is HIV positive and seeks supportive housing in New York City, follow the guidelines listed below.

Are you 18 years of age or older, without children, living with HIV/AIDS, and reside in any of the five boroughs of New York City?

Are you 18 years of age or older, single, have dependent children, are living with HIV/AIDS, and reside in any of the five boroughs of New York City?

Are you and/or your spouse living with HIV/AIDS, 18 years of age or older, have dependent children, and reside in any of the five boroughs of New York City?

Are you and/or your spouse living with HIV/AIDS, 18 years of age or older, have no dependent children, and reside in any of the five boroughs of New York City?

Are you and/or your spouse 55 years of age or older, living with HIV/AIDS, have no dependent children, and reside in any of the five boroughs of New York City?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions please do the following:

  • Contact the NYC HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA). Their Hotline service number is: 1-212-971-0626. To find the office nearest you, contact your local Income Maintenance Center.
  • Complete the official HASA application form. This form is used to check for eligibility and to ensure appropriate placement.
  • If eligible, you will receive appropriate housing placement through HASA.

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