Living with HIV is about more than surviving. It’s about thriving. At UNM Truman Health Services, we have a broad range of services to help you take charge of your health and well-being after an HIV-positive diagnosis.
Keys to Living a Healthy Life with HIV
An HIV-positive diagnosis is an opportunity to practice self-care and make healthy choices. At UNM Truman Health Services, our patients have access to a broad range of services to help them live a happy, healthy life with HIV.
After HIV is detected, it is essential to start treatment immediately. UNM Truman Health Services effectively controls the progression of HIV infection with high quality medical care. Our doctors specialize in HIV-related care and can recommend the best treatment options. Patients can see their doctor and pick up their prescriptions all in one place with our convenient Curant Health pharmacy.
It is very important to take your HIV medications at the same time every day. Our case managers can help you find an effective routine, as well as the right balance of medications. If you are having side effects, your case manager can help you resolve any discomfort.
Emotional support is crucial for individuals living with HIV. Our patients have access to a comprehensive range of behavioral health care, including counseling and psychiatrists. We offer referrals for substance use programs that are sensitive to the needs of HIV-positive individuals.
Studies have shown that complementary care such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and massage can improve the overall health and well-being of HIV-positive individuals. All UNM Truman Health Services patients can use these services to enhance physical and emotional health.
UNM Truman Health Services can connect you to a number of groups that offer emotional support and comfort while living with HIV. We have onsite meetings of support groups for men and women, in addition to smoking cessation and exercise groups to promote physical health.
Healthy eating is extremely important for people living with HIV, as they are more prone to nutritional deficiencies. UNM Truman Health Services has a staff nutritionist to help you make healthy eating choices within your budget.
Protecting Others from HIV Infection
UNM Truman Health Services is your sexual health resource for preventing HIV infection. We provide free condoms at the front desk, for partners of HIV-positive individuals.
UNM Truman Health Services is proud to support the Albuquerque GLBTQ community and continues to be the city’s OUTStanding Medical Partner. Our comprehensive care is compassionate, friendly, and judgment-free. If you are HIV-positive, you will have full access to treatment.
There Is Life After HIV
HIV does not prevent you from living the life you’ve always dreamed of. Stay healthy, happy, and passionate about your life with comprehensive HIV care from UNM Truman Health Services. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!
Living with HIV in Albuquerque?
Call 505.272.1312 for comprehensive, patient-centered care at UNM Truman Health Services.