Find medical care as soon as possible, even if you don’t feel or look sick—seeing a doctor now will help safeguard your future. (Call IRSA at 202.797.2105 for help finding a doc.)

Connect with other HIVers through an AIDS service organization (IRSA can help you locate one). A positive HIV test may feel like a death sentence overseas; meeting people here can help you see that you can live with HIV.

For more info: Refugees and advocates can contact Belinda Rochelle, IRSA Medical Case Management Program for Refugees, 1717 Mass. Ave, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, 202.797.2105,