Challenges HIV-positive youth face
Social Problems
Feeling "old before my time"
Low Self-Esteem
Money Problems

Money Problems

“I dropped out of school when I found out I was positive. So I’ve just been doing whatever job comes my way. Money always stresses me out.”

Things can get tough when you don’t have enough money to pay for the basic things like food, a place to live and clothes. If you are stressing about money and you can’t get these things, you should look into your options. There are different government programs that you can apply to for money. Every province has different programs where you can get financial assistance, so look into what you can get. [Check out the Getting Help section for places you can go to talk about your options.]

Hospital for Sick Children University of Toronto Positive Youth Outreach CATIE