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Health Conditions


The Basics

Learn the basics about HIV/AIDS, including signs and symptoms and how to get tested.


Find out how to reduce your risk of becoming infected with HIV and where to find an HIV test site near you.

Living with HIV/AIDS

Learn more about what it means to be HIV-positive, find out about treatment options, and how to stay healthy and take care of yourself.

More Information

Check out a health kit on HIV/AIDS from the Library. The kits contain books, DVDs, brochures, and articles. Find other books about HIV or AIDS to check out or read the latest news and articles about HIV/AIDS in ProQuest Health, a website you can access for free from the library or with a library card from home.

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Truman Medical Centers is a two-hospital, not-for-profit health system located in Kansas City, Mo. The downtown location, TMC Hospital Hill, is the largest provider of outpatient specialty care in Kansas City, operates the busiest adult emergency department in the city and has one of the top Level 1 trauma centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The suburban hospital, TMC Lakewood, is located near Lee's Summit and provides a range of specialty and outpatient services.

This Kansas City metro-wide HIV/AIDS organization provides a variety of services, including case management; back-to-work assistance; mental health counseling; emergency and transportation assistance; buddy support; spiritual support; family recreation; and HIV prevention services and testing.

Books & DVDs in the library

Health Kits

HIV/AIDS Health Kit

Check out a health kit from the Library that contains books, DVDs, brochures, and articles.

News & Articles

Access these articles for free from the library or with a library card from home


Learn the basics of HIV/AIDS, how to reduce your risk, deal with a diagnosis, and stay healthy if you have the disease. – AIDS

Includes information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and links to news, related issues, research studies, and clinical trials.

HIV/AIDS and African Americans

Learn how HIV/AIDS affects the African American community.


Find AIDS/HIV Prevention & Service Providers

Search for testing services, housing providers, health centers and other service providers near your current location.

Interactive Tutorial on HIV and AIDS

Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention for HIV/AIDS. Includes animated graphics and audio.

The Health & Wellness Center at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch is a partnership between The Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers, and the Health Sciences Institute of Metropolitan Community Colleges - Penn Valley. Funding for the project was made possible in part by a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.