Referrals to city and state programs across the country. Resource center, including free copies of "Play It Safer," a booklet on STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), and HIV/AIDS magazines. Works with correctional support groups and peer education programs. Quarterly subscription rate to the NPP Journal is $2 for inmates.
53 W. 23rd St., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Although not HIV-specific, the highly-readable newsletter Fortune News presents a wide range of articles of interest to inmates. Many articles written by current and former prisoners. Free for inmates.
P.O. Box 6303
Rockville, MD 20849
Toll free: 1-800-448-0440
Free literature, including U.S. guidelines on HIV treatment from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Activist group organizing to make medications and harm reduction tools (such as condoms and syringes) available, end prison discrimination, advocate for compassionate release, and provide education for interested persons and organizations.
80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1501
New York, NY 10455
Legal and medical advocacy, peer education and support. Referrals. Accepts collect calls from inmates.
Brings together organizations and individuals to support and raise awareness among prisoners suffering from hepatitis and HIV/HCV co-infection. Offers seminars and support groups inside and outside of correctional facilities. Free newsletter and hepatitis C info packets for prisoners.
40 Rector St., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Advocates for the rights of city and state prisoners, parolees, ex-offenders, and their families. Responds to a wide range of medical complaints due to AIDS-related discrimination within the criminal justice system. Distributes free brochures related to AIDS discrimination in Spanish and English. Accepts collect calls from inmates Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm; call 1-212-233-5560.
809 Westchester Ave.
Bronx, NY 10455
Conducts research and makes policy recommendations regarding positive inmates and persons on parole. Operates HIV/AIDS clearinghouse, bilingual hotline and inmate support groups. Staff and peer counselors provide HIV prevention and treatment information and discharge planning. Inmate hotline accepts collect calls Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm-8 pm; call 1-718-378-7022.
Sends donated legal, health, educational and political books free to prisoners nationwide. Spanish-language books available. Provides help in starting Books for Prisoners projects.
Toll free: 1-866-HIV-INFO (448-4636)
Accepts collect calls from inmates: 1-415-558-9051. Can also mail out materials. Operates Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm and Saturday 11 am-4 pm, California time.
Coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Training for all healthcare providers, including correctional staff. Check for nearest training center.
Management of HIV/AIDS in the Correctional Setting: A Live Satellite Videoconference Series.
Excellent monthly treatment newsletter, HEPP News, via fax or e-mail. CME credit available.
Community Provider AIDS Training
Toll free: 1-800-933-3413
Answers questions from health care providers.
1931 13th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
HIV and Corrections program produces a newsletter, brochures and regularly updated resource list.
by Drs. John G. Bartlett and Joel E. Gallant
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Corrections edition is no longer available in print, but the comprehensive chapter on correctional health care is available online at http://hopkins-aids.edu. It includes detailed suggestions for telementoring and telemedicine.
HIV Health Library
131 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 01226
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
Free brochure. Information is good for men, as well.
500 5th Ave., Suite 320
New York, New York 10110
P.O. Box 11535
Oakland, CA 94611
Excellent monthly newsletter with personal stories and easy-to-understand medical information. If you are not a woman living with HIV, please send a donation.