Staying healthy, or getting better again, can sometimes seem like a challenge when you’re living with HIV/AIDS. Your case manager is available to listen to you and discuss any concerns that you may have regarding your health.
Paying close attention to your health can help you stay well while living with HIV/AIDS. Your case manager is not a medical professional and cannot offer medical advice, but they can make referrals and work with your medical providers to make sure that your questions are answered. Your case manager can connect you to resources such as:
- Insurance coverage
- Prescription drug coverage
- Mental health treatment
- Dental care
- Medical providers
- Substance use treatment
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers a resource called the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Your case manager works closely with this program and can assist you in connecting to benefits based on your eligibility, including:
- Premium assistance for private insurance for those not eligible for MaineCare
- Prescription medication coverage
- Financial assistance for dental care
- Financial assistance for housing expenses
- Financial assistance for food
It’s important to take your medications in the correct dosage at the correct times, as directed by your medical provider. Your case manager can help you find ways to remember what medications to take, and when, or if you’re having trouble taking them as prescribed.