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Just Diagnosed?

Learning that you have HIV is a life-changing moment. 

Most people experience a mix of emotions including pain, confusion, fear, anger and loneliness. You do not have to face this disease alone. At Lifelong, we are here to help people living with HIV/AIDS get connected to services that can help optimize the outcomes of living with the disease.

Meet with a Skilled, Caring Case Manager
Your first step to receiving services from us is to meet with a case manager. They will discuss your individual needs and verify your eligibility for our services. Please bring proof of income, address and insurance, as well as business cards (2) from your medical providers, and a list of current medications to your first meeting.

Be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • Do you currently have an HIV case manager?
  • What county do you live in?
  • Where do you receive your medical care?
  • Do you have a doctor that can verify your HIV status?
  • What needs do you have?

Since one of our primary goals is to educate and empower clients, your case manager will also assess your ability to advocate for yourself, complete forms and complete follow-up steps on your own.

Potential Outcomes to Screening
  • A referral to HIV case management provider that works with your medical provider, such as Madison Clinic, University of Washington Virology Clinic, Country Doctor Community Clinic or Pike Market Medical Clinic.
  • A referral to HIV case management provider within your local community, such as Pierce County AIDS Foundation.
  • A referral to another case manager to complete a comprehensive assessment.
  • If your case manager has provided you with enough information and guidance during the screening, you will be able to meet your own needs and no further referrals will be neccessary.

Learn more about case management as well as our housing program or set-up an appointment by calling our Client Services line at (206) 957-1717 or send us a message. Thank you for your interest in Lifelong.

For additional support:
Seattle AIDS Support Group
Seattle Counseling Services