Newly diagnosed with HIV?

The Aliveness Project is here to support you.

Someone living with HIV who’s getting antiretroviral medication and medical care on a regular basis can absolutely live a normal and healthy life — and we’ll be here for you through it all.
When you’re ready, we’ll welcome you as a member with open arms. Our care linkage team will help you…

- Find an HIV doctor
- Connect with a case manager
- Get other care referrals
- Overcome barriers to medical care, including lack of insurance.

Honor what you’re feeling.

For nearly 40 years, the Aliveness Project has offered care services to Minnesota residents living with HIV.
We’ve served more than 5,000 members and have witnessed firsthand the spectrum of emotions that an HIV diagnosis can bring up.
And we hope you’ll give yourself some time to process them. Here’s how we can support you during this adjustment period:

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Talk it out

Aliveness is not currently accepting new clients for mental health services.

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Share with

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month for A+, our peer-led discussion group.

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Find your

Chat with others who understand and join our private Facebook group for people living with HIV. Send us an email today to get connected to our community. 

Become a Member

The Aliveness Project offers a huge spectrum of support for our members living with HIV.

  • Healthy, hearty meals
  • Choice-model food shelf
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Case management + housing help
  • Mental health support
  • Peer-led groups

The Aliveness Project offers a huge spectrum of support for our members living with HIV.

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"I am so happy a place like Aliveness exist. I have found my community here, I have made lasting friendships because of Aliveness. I am proud of the person I have become."

- Aliveness Member

We can
stop the spread.

We’re on a mission to end HIV. We’re doing our part by ensuring everyone in our community gets the care they need through PrEP clinics, regular free HIV testing, and referrals to HIV medical care and treatment providers who can help manage your viral load.

For people living with HIV, ending the HIV epidemic comes down to one thing: Undetectable = Untransmittable.

If your viral load is low enough to be undetectable, you can’t transmit the virus. You stay healthy and well and prevent new infections.

Looking for
More Resources?

The results of a Google search can be…a little much. We get it. 

We’re always here to answer your questions, and here are some of our favorite resources for learning more about your diagnosis and the next steps to take.

Resources for newly diagnosed people (POZ)

The basics of HIV (Positively Aware)

What should I do if I just got diagnosed with HIV? (

Taking care of your mental and physical health with HIV (The Body)

Other Information and Support Resources

Minnesota AIDSLine

A statewide information and referral service

612-373-2437 (9 a.m.–5 p.m. M-F)

Text AIDSLine to 839863

Walk-In Counseling Center

On-demand free professional talk therapy for all Twin Cities residents

We’re here when you’re ready.