Comprehensive Care and Support Services

A full spectrum of services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Welcome to our Services page. At MSHTGA, we’re committed to providing a wide range of services to support the health and well-being of individuals living with HIV/AIDS. From medical care to emotional support, our services are designed to cater to all aspects of your needs.

Services We Offer

Case Management

Our case management services are designed to provide personalized support, ensuring that every individual's unique needs are met.

Counseling & Testing Services

We offer counseling and testing services to help individuals understand their health status and receive the necessary guidance.

Dental Services

Good oral health is crucial. Our dental services ensure that individuals receive the best dental care available

Food Services

Nutrition plays a vital role in overall health. We provide food services to ensure everyone has access to nutritious meals.

Legal Services

Legal challenges can be daunting. Our legal services are here to provide guidance and support in legal matters.

Medical Services

We collaborate with top medical agencies to provide comprehensive medical care to our community members.

Mental Health Services

Mental well-being is as crucial as physical health. Our mental health services are designed to provide support and counseling.

PrEP and Prevention

Prevention is better than cure. Learn about our PrEP and prevention services to stay informed and protected.

Substance Use Treatment

Overcoming addiction requires support. Our substance abuse treatment services are here to help.

Support Groups

Find solace and strength in our support groups, where individuals come together to share, learn, and grow.

Support Services

From financial assistance to educational resources, our support services are designed to assist in various aspects of life.

Transportation Services

Ensuring that everyone can access our services, we provide transportation services for those in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

The issue of disclosure is complicated. There is no one answer that applies to every single person. Clients are encouraged to consider factors including safety, support, and immediate consequences before making the decision to disclose to anyone in their personal life.

Do I HAVE to disclose my status to others?

Research about HIV health outcomes has shown that clients who have support tend to have better health outcomes than patients without support, so identifying a safe zone of disclosure is often recommended. Disclosure should be with people you know to be supportive; preferably someone who can help you learn on your healthcare journey.

In most states, there is no law that requires that you disclose your status to your dentist.
However, there are several reasons why you should consider doing so. First, your dentist will be in a position to provide you better treatment if they know your status. Second, there may be programs that provide free dental care if you are HIV positive. Accessing such services requires disclosure/proof of status in order to qualify. Third, many illnesses are linked to oral health. It’s far more likely that you will avoid complications in treatment if the dentist knows your status. Fourth, your dentist has the same legal and ethical obligation to safeguard your status as your care and treatment provider. 

Find a dentist with whom you feel comfortable disclosing your status.

CDC recommends you disclose your status to sexual partners or needle sharing partners, if no one else in your personal life. There are a number of states in which it is required by law and could result in jail time if you fail to disclose your status. There are many resources available to negative partners, including Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This medication prevents negative sex partners from getting HIV from their positive partners.

There are no shortcuts to developing trust. We can never predict how someone will react to news about one’s health or well-being. Because disclosure has legal consequences, it is better to wait to engage in sexual relations/needle sharing until you feel that you can trust that person. Think about how they have treated you. How do you feel when you are together? If there is tension, problems with boundaries, inconsistency in your relationship or aggression, that is probably not the person to disclose to immediately post diagnosis. Prioritize your own health and well- being. If you can easily identify people that you trust completely, start with those individual(s). Many people develop confidence over time that makes disclosure an easier task in a variety of contexts.

The answer to this question depends on the context in which you are considering disclosing.

Put your own health and well-being first. Make sure that you have a firm understanding of your condition, treatment and prognosis before you disclose. Your family and friends will probably have questions and it will be a better process for you if you are prepared with some answers. Practice with a medical case manager or in a support group with other people who are living with HIV. Hear their experiences; get their advice. Choose a quiet, private setting and read the room. If the energy in the room is off, wait until another time. Be prepared to let them know how they can support you.

Ready to Access Our Services?

Whether you’re seeking medical care, counseling, or just someone to talk to, we’re here to guide you.

If you’re in crisis or need immediate assistance, please contact 988 for Emergency Mental Health Support or dial 911.
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