Resources for HIV AIDS

The following resources are available to families considering adopting an HIV+ child, and families who are already home with their HIV+ child.  West Sands Adoptions is committed to providing resources and information to families with HIV+ children.  Please check out the following links:


Affording Medication – These programs offer assistance to people for the co-payments required to obtain HIV drugs at the pharmacy. In some cases with insurance coverage and the co-pay offered by the RX company your child’s medication can end up being completely free.

My Support Card – pays up to $200/mo for each prescription of your CoPay!

Baylor International Pediatrics AIDS Initiative Education – A free HIV Curriculum to help you understand HIV entirely. Written and produced by the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative in collaboration with international partners.

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts. and CDC HIV/AIDS Information – The US Government’s websites on HIV & AIDS. Up to date information about treatment, prevention and care. – What began as a group of mothers on a mission to advocate for their children living abroad with HIV has been developed by God into Project HOPEFUL. Today Project HOPEFUL exists to Help Orphans and Parents Eliminate Further Unnecessary Loss… of time, dignity, and life.

A Mother’s Essay: Adopting a Daughter with HIV

A Positive Adoption – This web page was started by the Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program in Colorado to provide access to information on HIV and other helpful topics.  It is primarily intended to assist families who are interested in adopting, or have adopted, HIV positive children.

eHow – HIV Disclosure Laws HIV& AIDS

HIV & AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

The Ryan White CARE Act – Ryan White and his mom courageously fought AIDS-related discrimination and helped educate the Nation about his disease. Vist this page to hear Jeanne White Ginder recount those early years of struggle, pain, and triumph.

Advocates for Youth – Serving HIV+ Youth

AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth, and Families





  1. Deidre March 28, 2013 9:10 pm

    These are some great links! One of the best online resources we have found is Thought you might want to add it as well.

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