Being newly diagnosed with HIV can be both terrifying and cause uncertainty. This can lead to depression and isolation due to fear of being judged or stigmatized due to a new HIV status. You do not have to go through this journey alone. Sign up for RAHMA's Buddy program. The goal of this program is for an HIV+ Buddy to provide limited practical and emotional support to someone is newly diagnosed. The Buddy will provide support through phone calls, and possible face to face interactions based on locations. All Buddies must go through an orientation with RAHMA before starting as well as complete disclosure and confidentiality forms. After orientation, RAHMA will provide ongoing support to our Buddy leaders. Time commitment varies based on individual client needs, but generally Buddies are available 2 - 4 hours a week for at least 3 months.