Resources

Vermont 2-1-1 vermont211.org
A community resource directory provided by United Ways of Vermont

Vermont Cares vtcares.org
An HIV/AIDS Service organization serving North and Central Vermont

The Vermont People with AIDS Coalition vtpwac.org
Provides peer services, referrals and support to people living with HIV/AIDS across Vermont

Twin States Network twinstatesnetwork.net
Providing education, advocacy and peer support to people affected by HIV and HCV, serving Vermont and New Hampshire

HIV/HCV Resource Center h2rc.org
Offers support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Orange and Windsor Counties of Vermont and Grafton and Sullivan Counties of New Hampshire

Website resources for LGBTQ

Website resources for the LGBTQ Community

About HIV & AIDS

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks and breaks down the body’s immune system – the “internal defense force” that fights off infections and disease. When the immune system becomes weak, we lose our protection against illness and can develop serious, often life-threatening, infections and cancers.

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is the name for the condition that people with HIV have if they develop one of the serious infections connected with HIV, or if blood tests show that their immune system has been very badly damaged by the virus.

Avert avert.org
A UK-based organization that serves as an online resource for information on HIV/AIDS basics, current world news about HIV/AIDS, and statistics regarding HIV/AIDS globally. Avert also funds programs around the globe to prevent the spread of HIV.

The Body thebody.com
An online resource that provides unbiased, factual information on HIV/AIDS, treatment, and community issues. It also focuses on lowering the barrier between patients and their healthcare providers.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis gmhc.org
An organization that is a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS and focuses on specific issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified people, as well as those at-risk for or infected with HIV.

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) men.prepfacts.org
PrEP is a medication taken by people who don’t have HIV, but who are at high risk of getting infected.  Find a PrEP provider: pleaseprepme.org