Next Step© is a confidential, 5-hour one-on-one education program designed for persons newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. By educating people about the disease, Next Step© empowers HIV-positive persons to stay healthy and make smart decisions about their medical care.

Workshop topics include:

• Basics of HIV infection/definitions of HIV and AIDS
• Stress management and nutrition
• Disclosing HIV status to family and friends
• Illustrated demonstration of how HIV reproduces in the body & how anti-viral medications work against it
• Discussion of currently approved medical treatments
• Referrals to local community services, including treatment, support groups, case management and more
• Discussion of safer sex practices

Legacy welcomes the participant's friends, family, or spouse/partner to attend along with the participant.

To sign up for an upcoming workshop, contact a Patient Navigator at (832) 548 5221.

This service is free to any HIV-positive person.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under the Public Health Service Act, Section 330, 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). All remedies brought forth to a health center employee may be subject to remedy under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).
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