Resources

Your health and safety are important to you and to us. We’ve compiled local and national information for HIV support, the LGBTQ community, and mental health. We understand that talking about HIV status and stigma can bring up difficult memories and emotions. Please feel free to reach out to research study staff and/or utilize the resources below. The added stress from the COVID-19 shutdown can make this time particularly challenging and thus the right time to ask for support.

Don’t hesitate to use these resources! We do our best to keep our website updated, but if you feel like we are missing something or would like to give suggestions, go to our Contact Us page.

 

 HIV Hotline – North Carolina

CDC resources for people living with HIV, including finding care, paying for care, travel, housing, jobs, stigma, and mental health.

 
 
 


 HIV National Hotline

Toll-free phone number for HIV resources in North Carolina: (800) 232-4636

 
 
 
 


 Medication Assistance

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP Medication Assistance) and Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage (CHIC Premium Assistance) Services Hotline: 800-825-3518.

 
 
 
 


 Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina

The Alliance offers a variety of services focused specifically on testing and meeting the needs of individuals in our community living with HIV, including a food pantry and various support groups.

Houses the Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action Results! program, free short-term counseling for people living with HIV.

 


UNC’s Infectious Diseases Clinic

The UNC ID Clinic specializes in treating people with infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB, other sexually transmitted diseases, and acute and chronic infections.

 

 

 


 

Triangle Empowerment Center

A non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to anyone in crisis and in need to job readiness, job placement, and assistance with substance abuse, training, and empowerment. Provides services to residents of the Durham, Wake, Orange counties and surrounding areas.

 

 


Wellness & Education Community Action Health Network

WECAHN promotes health and wellness in our communities by offering prevention education, testing, access to care, and support services for people infected, affected, or at high risk for HIV/AIDS, STDs, and other health disparities.

 



Sex & COVID information from Fenway Health, including how to continue having a healthy sex life during the COVID-19 era.

 
 
 
 


Stress & COVID information from the CDC, including strategies for taking care of your body during stressful times.

 
 
 


Crisis Text Line

Text “HELLO” to 741741.
 
 
 


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-TALK (8255)
 
 
 
 


The Trevor Project

(866-488-7386) – support available specifically for young LGBTQ people.
 
 
 
 


SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline

(877-360-5428) – available to connect you with
community resources and provide crisis support.

 
 
 
 


GLBT National Help Center

(800) 246-7743
 
 
 
 


Student Health Association Center – HIV

Testing can be provided upon request to anyone over 14 years of age. They are offered on a walk-in or appointment basis in the Carrboro clinic on Wednesdays, from 6:00-9:30pm, and results are provided in about 30 minutes using the OraQuick system. Trained student counselors provide education, prevention, and risk reduction information before and after HIV testing. Walk-ins are welcome!

We also offer testing and counseling in Durham, every Monday, from 5:30pm until 8:00pm at the Lincoln Community Health Center.

Have questions about HIV testing? Email the HIV branch at: shac.hiv.unc@gmail.com.


North Carolina Health Department

Free HIV testing is available at all of the North Carolina Health Departments

Durham County Health Department

Orange County Health Department

Wake Country Health Department


 Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina

The Alliance offers a variety of services focused specifically on testing and meeting the needs of individuals in our community living with HIV, including a food pantry and various support groups.

Houses the Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action Results! program, free short-term counseling for people living with HIV.

 


 LGBTQ Center of Raleigh

The LGBTQ Center of Raleigh aims to strengthen individual and community development through social and education activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of LGBTQ people, theirs friends, and supporters within and beyond North Carolina.

 

Information on HIV testing at the LGBTQ Center of Raleigh is located here.


UNC’s Infectious Diseases Clinic

The UNC ID Clinic specializes in treating people with infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB, other sexually transmitted diseases, and acute and chronic infections.

 

 

 


 

Triangle Empowerment Center

A non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to anyone in crisis and in need to job readiness, job placement, and assistance with substance abuse, training, and empowerment. Provides services to residents of the Durham, Wake, Orange counties and surrounding areas.

 

 


Wellness & Education Community Action Health Network

WECAHN promotes health and wellness in our communities by offering prevention education, testing, access to care, and support services for people infected, affected, or at high risk for HIV/AIDS, STDs, and other health disparities.

 


North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center – UNC School of Medicine 

NC ATEC provides training for patients, colleagues in academia, students, and all those interested in HIV training.

View NC ATEC webinars and videos here.

 



 

Government Resources

Below are government-run websites that have locators you can use to find resources that are currently available around you.

 


 

 

 


 



National Resources

Make sure to check these other national websites out too!