StartingPoints

Starting Points: Living with HIV

Starting Points - readable

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Starting Points - printable

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Published by the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) in 2015, this is an easy-to-read primer intended for individuals who are newly diagnosed with HIV. This concise guide contains basic information on HIV and AIDS, healthy living with HIV, CD4 count and viral load, starting treatment, disclosure and, next steps.

Ordering Instructions: A full-colour, glossy version of this booklet can be ordered free-of-charge (postage included) to Canadian addresses by going to the website for the CATIE Ordering Centre.

Mailing Instructions: When sending the full-colour version, remove the the staples before sending.

Printing Instructions: If unable to order, print to landscape 8 1/2 x 11, this helps it last longer and stay together while being passed around inside prisons.

For more information on the group who put out this resource, or to check for the most up-to-date version, check out their website.