Where to find more information on HIV/AIDS
Compiled by Enid Vázquez
CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 1-800-342-AIDS (2437) or 1-800-344 SIDA (7432). 24 hours. STI (sexually transmitted infection) information provided. Referrals to state hotlines, which direct people to local services. Write to 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333 or visit cdc.gov.
Project Inform, National HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline, 1-800-822-7422 for U.S., and 1-415-558-9051 for international calls. Visit projectinform.org.
Women Alive. 1-800-554-4876. Bilingual (Spanish/English). Write 1566 Burnside Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019, call 1-323-965-1564, or visit women-alive.org.
AIDSInfo. HIV treatment guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Write AIDSInfo, P.O. Box 6303, Rockville, MD 20849-6303, call 1-800-HIV-0440 (448-0440), or visit aidsinfo.nih.gov.
New Mexico AIDS InfoNet, aidsinfonet.org. Factsheets in several languages.
See also, on this list: AIDSmeds, CDC, The Body, and POZ.
ACLU National Prison Project. Advocacy and litigation. Prisoners Assistance Directory (available online only). Newsletter ($2 for prisoners). Free STD booklet. Write 915 15th St., NW, 7th FL, Washington, D.C. 20005, or call 1-202-393-4930.
California Prison Focus. Advocacy for medical care. Newsletter includes articles by inmates. Write 1904 Franklin St., Suite 507, Oakland, CA 94612, or call 1-510-836-7222.
Osborne Association AIDS in Prison Project. Assists inmates in the state of New York and their families. Job and life skills training, court advocacy, family services, and discharge planning (including on-site at Sing Sing, Fishkill, Downstate, and Greenhaven). Inmates can call the hotline collect Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3–8 p.m., 1-718-378-7022. Call the Family Resource Center toll-free at 1-800-344-3314. Write 809 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455 or 175 Remsen Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Visit www.osborneny.org
Aidsmap.com. From Great Britain. Daily news update. Factsheets illustrated with cartoon drawings.
AIDSmeds.com. Lots of news and lab trackers. Click on words you don’t know to get the definition.
i-base.info. HIV-specific. From Great Britain. Lots of medical updates.
KFF.org. From the Kaiser Family Foundation. Sign up for the Daily HIV/AIDS Report (news).
TheBody.com. HIV-specific. Tons of news, personal stories, and medical information, including health trackers and medical providers answering questions.
Positively Aware. Magazine from Test Positive Aware Network. See box on next page.
AIDSPlus. Magazine. Write 10960 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1050, Los Angeles, CA 90024-3721, call 1-310-943-5858, or visit hivplusmag.com.
BETA. From the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Very long articles. Write 995 Market Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94103, call 1-415-487-3000, or visit sfaf.org.
Blocking the Mutant Invasion. Cartoon brochure explaining HIV drug resistance. Visit freehivinfo.com.
POZ. Magazine. See also personals, blogs, and factsheets online. Write Smart + Strong, 500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 320, New York, NY 10110-0303, call 1-800-9-READ POZ (973-2376), or visit poz.com.
ATAC (AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition). Projects include the Fair Pricing Coalition and the Drug Development Committee. Write ATAC, At the Network, 611 Broadway # 613, New York, NY 10012, call 1-617-267-0998, or visit atac-usa.org.
CHAMP. Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project. Trainings, including webinars, and efforts such as the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance and Project Unshackle. Call 1-212-937-7955, or visit champnetwork.org.
Black AIDS Institute. News and personal stories. Outreach projects. African American HIV University for week-long training. Write 1833 W. 8th St., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90057, call 1-213-353-3610, or visit blackaids.org.
Greaterthan.org. Part of the U.S. Act Against AIDS initiative.
AIDS.com. Facts and policies.
PoWeRUSA.org. Also treatment advocacy.
BABES Network. A program of the YWCA in Seattle. Lots of personal stories on website. Monthly newsletter in Spanish/English. Support groups, peer counseling, education, events, advocacy, and anti-stigma campaign. Write to 1118 Fifth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101, call 1-206-720-5556 or 1-888-292-1912, or visit babesnetwork.org.
Sister Connect Warmline. A program of the New Jersey Women and AIDS Network. Provides information and support on women’s health, including family planning and reproductive services, and HIV testing sites across the country. Call 1-800-747-1108 or visit njwan.org.
SMART University. Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research and Treatment. Treatment and prevention education. Addresses self-confidence and self-esteem. SMART also holds classes in art, nutrition, and computer training, and runs a prevention outreach program. Write 306-308 West 38th St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10018, call 1-212-564-3282, or visit smartuniversity.org.
The Well Project. Developed by and for women living with HIV. Visit thewellproject.org.