Conversations about living and leading with HIV
Do you know someone who has HIV? Perhaps you are living with it and are in desperate need of support in dealing with the emotional, physical, and interpersonal effects of the diagnosis. You don’t have to feel isolated, unworthy, or like you are damaged goods. The Heather Ivy Society was created just for you. We are a support organization for women living with HIV. Based in Atlanta, GA, our organization offers a safe forum where you’ll discover the camaraderie and support of other women who share the same experiences. You will also find practical strategies to overcome feelings of stigma, worry, blame, or shame.
In addition to our online HIV support system, we have set up a successful private Facebook page and have had approximately 200 women join within the last year alone. But there are a lot of women out there who wish to remain anonymous for various reasons, and we respect that. If you need guidance or a listening ear, we invite you to reach out to us today.
Peer Ambassador Program
(An Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative)
Heather Ivy Society utilizes the lived experiences of peers as HIV educators and treatment navigation partners to guide women from their hospitalization experience to stable outpatient follow-up.
Our hospital-based and office-based peer AMBASSADOR program assists women who are hospitalized secondary to HIV-related complications to link them to outpatient HIV treatment and services.