AIDS / HIV Helpline: AIDS / HIV Support

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) has quickly become one of the most serious global diseases currently affecting 1.1 million Americans. Many victims experience a stigma linked to the disease, leaving them feeling alone, afraid, and isolated. We are here to let you know that you are not alone and that there is help for you.

Living with a long-term disease like AIDS can cause you to become susceptible to mental health issues such as periods of acute emotional distress, anxiety, and depression. You have many options to care for your emotional health. There is a lot of help available for those who do experience these common mental side effects. People who struggle with mental health issues can get better and make full recoveries. Treatment for emotional distress, anxiety, and depression can be incredibly freeing.

Maintaining a positive and active approach to bettering your mental health is an essential part of remaining healthy when living with AIDS. Our AIDS helpline service is entirely free to use for anyone in the United States. If you are looking to talk about your personal experiences, or even share some information with another, the ExtendaTouch online group is the place for you!

How can ExtendaTouch help me?

Our AIDS online support helps connect individuals struggling with the side effects of this disease to influence the quality of their life. The ExtendaTouch group consists of unpaid family caregivers across the entire U.S. ExtendaTouch provides online tools for its members to share information and support, and perhaps even current news about:

  • Managing symptoms and side effects
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Treatment and therapy options
  • Avoiding specific triggers

You can feel safe expressing yourself or reading about your most pressing questions about AIDS. ExtendaTouch is here to assist you in meeting other family caregivers to find information and support anonymously and securely. ExtendaTouch doesn't provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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