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By This Resource Guide is designed to help readers who wish to update information and seek out further information about HIV/AIDS issues beyond what is covered in the Encyclopedia of AIDS. Given that there are frequent developments in the social, political, cultural, and especially the scientific dimensions of the epidemic, readers are encouraged to seek out the most up-to-date information available about HIV/AIDS. The resources listed below were chosen specifically to provide readers with a broad range of information sources. Inclusion in this Resource Guide, however, does not imply an endorsement by the Encyclopedia of AIDS.

Included in this Resource Guide are:

U.S. Publications on HIV/AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Newsletter
ISSN 1041-4487
AIDS Newsletter
1680 N. Vine St., Ste. 316
Los Angeles, CA 90028

ISSN 0954-0121
Carfax Publishing Co.
875-881 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

AIDS Clinical Care
ISSN 1043-1543
Massachusetts Medical Society
1440 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02154

ISSN 0899-742X
Bio-Data Publishers
1347 30th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007

AIDS-HIV Treatment Directory
ISSN 0898-5030
American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR)
120 Wall St., 13th Fl.
New York, NY 10005

AIDS Law & Litigation Reporter
University Publishing Group, Inc.
107 E. Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

AIDS Law Review Quarterly
University Publishing Group, Inc.
107 E. Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

AIDS Literature & News Review
ISSN 0893-1526
University Publishing Group, Inc.
107 E. Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

AIDS Medical Update
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA 90024

AIDS Patient Care
ISSN 0893-5068
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
2 Madison Ave.
Larchmont, NY 10538

AIDS Policy and Law
ISSN 0887-1493
LRP Publications
Box 980
747 Dresher Rd.
Horsham, PA 19044-0980

AIDS & Public Policy
ISSN 0887-3852
University Publishing Group, Inc.
107 E. Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

AIDS Research and Human
ISSN 0889-2229
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
1651 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10128

AIDS Therapies
Charles W. Henderson
Box 5528
Atlanta, GA 31107-0528

AIDS Treatment News
John S. James
P.O. Box 411256
San Francisco, CA 94141

AIDS Weekly
ISSN 1069-1456
Charles W. Henderson
Box 5528
Atlanta, GA 31106-0528

Archives of STD-HIV Research
ISSN 1071-0906
Reproductive Health Center
78 Surfsong Rd.
Siawah Island, SC 29455

Art & Understanding
ISSN 1074-0872
Art & Understanding, Inc.
25 Monroe St., Ste. 205
Albany, NY 12210

Being Alive Newsletter
Being Alive, People with HIV-AIDS Action
3626 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

BETA (Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS)
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Box 6182
San Francisco, CA 94101

Body Positive
ISSN 1048-4396
Body Positive, New York
19 Fulton St., Ste. 308B
New York, NY 10038

FOCUS (San Francisco)
ISSN 1047-0719
Aids Health Project
University of California, San Francisco
Box 0884
San Francisco, CA 94143-0884

GMHC Treatment Issues
ISSN 1077-1824
Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc.
Department of Medical Information
129 W. 20th St.
New York, NY 10011

HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Unit, Seattle-King County Department of Health
HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Unit
Department of Social and Health Services
Seattle, WA

In Development, AIDS Medicine, Drugs and Vaccines
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association
Washington, D.C.

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology
ISSN 1077-9450
Lippincott-Raven Publishers
227 E. Washington Sq.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Notes From the Underground
PWA Health Group
31 W. 26th St., 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10010

P.I. Perspective (Project Inform)
1965 Market St., Ste. 220
San Francisco, CA 94103

ISSN 1075-5705
Strubco Media Group, Inc.
Old Chelsea Station
P.O. Box 1274
New York, NY 10113-1279

PWA Coalition Newsline
ISSN 1069-3637
People With AIDS Coalition
263A W. 19th St., Rm. 125
New York, NY 10011

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U.S. Federal and State Government Documents

AIDS Bibliography (National Library of Medicine)

Published on a quarterly basis, the AIDS Bibliography contains citations to preclinical, clinical, epidemiological, diagnostic, and prevention areas added to the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE and CATLINE databases. On-line access to the National Library of Medicine's AIDSDRUGS/AIDSTRIALS and AIDSLINE databases is also available through the agency's MEDLARS system. These databases provide up-to-the-minute information on new drugs and corresponding drug trials and citations for new research published in the field.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (Government Printing Office)

This catalog lists all government publications printed, processed, and issued by the U.S. Government Printing Office along with other agencies. Each monthly issue of the Monthly Catalog contains a subject, author, title, and title keyword index, which is cumulated annually. All citations contain succinct bibliographic information about the document.

Monthly Checklist of State Publications (Library of Congress)

The Monthly Checklist is a listing of all state documents issued during the last five years and received by the Library of Congress. A cumulative annual subject index facilitates retrieving pertinent citations. Each entry includes relevant bibliographic information and lists the state agency responsible for publishing the material(s).

Subject Bibliography (SB 315), AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) (Library of Congress)

Subject Bibliography (SB 315) provides the public with a current list of publications for sale by the Superintendent of Documents on the issue of AIDS. The list is updated on an irregular basis, and the material posted is not cumulated.

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International English-Language Periodicals on HIV/AIDS

Carfax Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 25
Abingdon, OX OX14 3UE
tel. 01235-555335

AIDS Directory
NAM Publications
52 Eurolink Centre
49 Effra Rd.
London SW2 1BZ
tel. 0171-737-1846

AIDS Letter
Royal Society of Medicine Press, Ltd.
1 Wimpole St.
London W1M 8AE
tel. 0171-290-2900

AIDS Newsletter
CAB International
Wallingford, OX OX10 8DE
tel. 800-528-4841

AIDS Reference Manual
NAM Publications
52 Eurolink Centre
49 Effra Rd.
London SW2 1BZ
tel. 0171-737-1846

AIDS Update
Ministry of Health, Centre for Disease Control
828 W. 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L8

Canadian AIDS News/SIDA: Realites
Canadian Public Health Association
1565 Carling Ave., Ste. 400
Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R1
tel. 613-725-3679

European AIDS Directory
NAM Publications
52 Eurolink Centre
49 Effra Rd.
London SW2 1BZ
tel. 0171-737-1846

European Centre for the Epidemiological Monitoring of AIDS
Hopital National de Saint-Maurice
14 rue du Vald'Osne
94110 Saint-Maurice, France
tel. 43-96-65-45

Global AIDSNews
World Health Organization, Global Programme on AIDS
Geneva 27, Switzerland
tel. 791-4650

HIV/AIDS Legal Link
AFAO Secretariat
P.O. Box H274
Australia Square
Sydney, NSW 2000
tel. 61-2-231-2111

HIV & AIDS Treatment Directory
NAM Publications
52 Eurolink Centre
49 Effra Rd.
London SW2 1BZ
tel. 0171-737-1846

HIV Herald
AFAO Secretariat
P.O. Box H274
Australia Square
Sydney, NSW 2000
tel. 61-2-231-2111

International Journal of STD & AIDS
Royal Society of Medicine Press, Ltd.
1 Wimpole St.
London W1M 8AE
tel. 0171-290-2900

International Update
NAM Publications
52 Eurolink Centre
49 Effra Rd.
London SW2 1BZ
tel. 0171-737-1846

National AIDS Bulletin
AFAO Secretariat
P.O. Box H274
Australia Square
Sydney, NSW 2000
tel. 61-2-231-2111

PHLS HIV Bulletin
Public Health Laboratory Service
61 Colindale Ave.
London NW9 5HT
tel. 0181-200-4400

PHLS Library Bulletin
Public Health Laboratory Service
61 Colindale Ave.
London NW9 5HT
tel. 0181-200-4400

World Health Organization
Distribution and Sales
1211 Geneva 27,
tel. 41-22-791-2476

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Major North American HIV/AIDS Information Centers, Libraries, and Subject Collections

AID Atlanta
1438 W. Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309

AIDS Information Network
1211 Chesnut St., 7th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 191
tel. (215) 575-1110

Gay Men's Health Crisis
129 W. 20th St., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10011
tel. (212) 807-6655

Healing Alternatives Foundation Library
1748 Market St., Ste. 204
San Francisco, CA 94102

HIV Fight Back Library
3626 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

HIV Resource Library
AIDS Action Committee
131 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116

National AIDS Clearing House
400-1565 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1Z8R1
tel. (613) 725-3434

National AIDS Clearinghouse Online
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
5600 Fishers Lane
Parkway Bldg. #1834
Rockville, MD 20857
tel. (800) 458-5231

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
tel. (800) 638-8480

Project Inform
1965 Market St., Ste. 220
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel. (800) 822-7422

Ron Shipton HIV Information Center
715 N. San Vincente
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Test Positive Aware Network
1258 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
tel. (773) 404-8726

University of Michigan Library
Special Collections Library
Lon C. Nungesser Papers
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
tel. (313) 764-9377

University of Wisconsin, Madison
William S. Middleton Health Sciences Library
Historical Collection
1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
tel. (608) 262-2371

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Major U.S. HIV/AIDS Organizations

1216 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel. (215) 981-0088

AIDS Action Committee
131 Claredon St.
Boston, MA 02116
tel. (617) 437-6200

AIDS Community Resource Network
P.O. Box 2057
Lebanon, NH 03766
tel. (603) 448-2222

AIDS Foundation San Diego
140 Arbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92103
tel. (619) 686-5050

AIDS Project Los Angeles
1313 N. Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
tel. (213) 993-1600

AIDS Project New Haven
P.O. Box 636
New Haven, CT 06503
tel. (203) 624-0947

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
820 N. Plankinton
P.O. Box 92487
Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel. (414) 273-1991

AIDS Services of Austin
P.O. Box 4874
Austin, TX 78765
tel. (512) 451-2273

AIDS Services of Dallas
P.O. Box 4338
Dallas, TX 75208
tel. (214) 273-1991

AIDS Survival Project
828 W. Peachtree St., Ste. 206
Atlanta, GA 30308
tel. (404) 874-7926

AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland
2728 Euclid Ave., Ste. 400
Cleveland, OH 44115
tel. (216) 621-0766

Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association
1057 W. Faired #102
Anchorage, AK 99503
tel. (907) 263-2052

Arizona AIDS Project
4460 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
tel. (602) 265-3300

Body Positive
19 Fulton St., Ste. 308B
New York, NY 10038
tel. (212) 566-7333

Boulder County AIDS Project
2118 14th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
tel. (303) 444-6121

Cascade AIDS Project
620 S.W. Fifth, Ste. 300
Portland, OR 97204
tel. (503) 223-5907

Columbus AIDS Task Force
1500 W. Third Ave., Ste. 329
Columbus, OH 43212
tel. (614) 488-2437

Food & Friends
58 L St., SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
tel. (202) 863-1840

God's Love We Deliver
166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
tel. (212) 294-8100

Health Crisis Network
5050 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
tel. (305) 751-7775

Housing Works
594 Broadway, Ste. 700
New York, NY 10012
tel. (212) 966-0466

Iowa Center for AIDS Resources/Education
P.O. Box 2989
Iowa City, IA 52244
tel. (319) 338-2135

Midwest AIDS Prevention Project
702 Livernois
Ferndale, MI 48220
tel. (810) 545-1435

Minnesota AIDS Project
1400 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
tel. (612) 373-2437

Nebraska AIDS Project
3610 Dodge St., Ste. 110-W
Omaha, NE 68131
tel. (402) 342-6367

New Mexico AIDS Services, Inc.
4200 Silver Ave., SE #D
Albuquerque, NM 87108
tel. (505) 266-0911

NO/AIDS Task Force
1407 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
tel. (504) 945-4000

Northwest AIDS Foundation
127 Broadway East #200
Seattle, WA 98102
tel. (206) 329-6923

Peninsula AIDS Foundation
326 Main St.
Newport News, VA 23601
tel. (804) 591-0971

People With AIDS Coalition-Houston
3400 Montrose Blvd., Ste. 106
Houston, TX 77006
tel. (713) 522-5428

Phoenix Body Positive
4021 N. 30th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
tel. (602) 955-4673

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
905 West St., 4th Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
tel. (412) 242-2500

Project Angel Food
7574 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel. (213) 845-1800

Project Open Hand
1080R Euclid Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307

Project Open Hand
2720 17th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
tel. (415) 558-0600

San Francisco AIDS Foundation
10 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94192
tel. (415) 487-3000

Shanti Project
1546 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel. (415) 864-2273

Shanti Seattle
P.O. Box 20698
Seattle, WA 98102
tel. (206) 322-0279

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Major HIV/AIDS Contacts in the United Kingdom and in Canada

United Kingdom

National AIDS Helpline
tel. 0800 567123 (24 hours every day)

National AIDS Manual
16a Clapham Common Southside
London SW4 7AB
tel. 0171-627-3200

National AIDS Trust
New City Cloisters
188-196 Old Street
London EC1V 9FR
tel. 0171-814-6767

Terrence Higgins Trust
52-54 Grays Inn Road
London WC1X 8JU
tel. 0171-831-0330
Helpline 0171-242-1010

U.K. Coalition of People Living with HIV/AIDS 250 Kennington Lane
London SE11 5RD
tel. 0171-820-2180


Bureau of HIV/AIDS & STD
Laboratory Centre for Disease Control
Tunney's Pasture 0202A
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 1B5

Canadian AIDS Society
400-100 Sparks St.
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1P 5B7
tel. 613-230-3580 or 800-884-1058
fax 613-563-4998

Canadian Public Health Association AIDS Program
400-1565 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1Z 8R1
tel. 613-725-3769, ex. 131
fax 613-725-9826

National AIDS Clearinghouse
tel. 613-725-3434
fax 613-725-1205
e-mail: aids/sida@cpha

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Major International HIV/AIDS Organizations

Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+)
GNP+ Central Secretariat
P.O. Box 11726,1001 GS
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
tel. +31 20 689 8218

International AIDS Society
IAS Secretariat
P.O. Box 5619
SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden
tel. +46 8 459 6621

International Council of AIDS Service Organizations
ICASO Central Secretariat
400-100 Sparks St.
Ottawa, Ontario
tel. +1 613 563 230 3580

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
20, avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
tel. +41 22 791 3666

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Internet Resources

The Internet, by facilitating discussion and allowing for immediate publication of information, is an invaluable tool for updating and staying abreast of information about the epidemic. HIV/AIDS mailing lists deliver information as e-mail and are an excellent way to keep up with news and information. Subscribe to AIDSNEWS, which distributes federal press releases and daily news summaries, and AIDS, which provides a forum where people concerned with HIV/AIDS share information and ideas. HIV/AIDS newsgroups are a similar source of timely information and ongoing discussions about the epidemic. Browse and to stay abreast. The World Wide Web (WWW) provides access to a constantly changing menu of sources of timely HIV/AIDS information. If you are new to the Web, use WWW directories (e.g., Yahoo, which offer lists of HIV/AIDS-related and other health-related Web sites. More experienced Web surfers can use WWW indexes (e.g., Lycos to search the WWW and create specialized lists of HIV/AIDS Web sites.

The Encyclopedia of AIDS Web site can be found at: and

Websites and Search Engines

AIDS BBS List (Norman Brown's)

AIDS & HIV (Einet Search Engine)


AIDS Information

AIDS Information Around Cyberspace

AIDS Legal Referrel Panel

AIDS Mosaic

AIDS Patents Project

AIDS Project Los Angeles

AIDS Radiothon

AIDS Resource List

AIDS Resources (Calvin Fleming's)

AIDS Resources Listing (University of Wisconsin)

AIDS Terms Glossary

AIDS Treatment Data Network "The Network"

AIDS Virtual Library

AOL HIV/AIDS Discussion
Clubs & Interests/GLCF/AIDS&HIV

The Body

Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS (BETA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National AIDS Clearing House

CHAT-Interactive AIDS and Epilepsy
telnet 3000
telnet 3000

Chat Natural Language System (AIDS searches)

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Detroit AIDS Community Library Virtual HIV/AIDS Info Source

Educational Tech Net
telnet login: etnet

FDA BBS (news releases, AIDS information)
telnet login: bbs


g/l/b/queer Usenet Newsgroups

Global Programme on AIDS, World Health Organization

Health and Human Services


Health Resources

HIV/AIDS FAQs (frequently asked questions)

HIVNET/GENA Information Server

HIV Sequence Database WWW Home Page

International AIDS Society

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS

International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

List of U.S. Resources

Medical Education Information Center (MEDIC)
gopher:// 700 login: health

Medical Gopher

Medical Resources

National Archives and Records

National Health Information Resources Center (

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

OUTline (treatment activism)

Public Health Information Guide

Project Inform

Queer Infoserver

Queer Resources Directory, AIDS Section

Safer Sex Page

Safety and Health
gopher:// 2013

University of California at San Francisco AIDS/HIV Info

World Wide Web Virtual Library: AIDS

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Electronic Bulletin Boards are, unless otherwise stated, free. The listed telephone numbers are data lines that can be dialed with a modem.

San Juan Capistrano, CA
(714) 248-2836

After Dark
Sarasota, FL
(813) 377-6443

San Francisco, CA
(415) 626-1246

AtlantaLink BBS
Atlanta, GA
(404) 355-3117

Montgomery, AL
(205) 264-8090

Boston AIDS Consortium SPIN
Boston, MA
(617) 432-2511

Washington, D.C.
(562) 403-8343

Computerized AIDS Ministries Resource Network (CAM)
New York, NY
(212) 222-2135

Critical Path AIDS Project BBS
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 563-7160

Drug Abuse Information Monitoring Project (DAIMP)
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 825-3736

FDA Electronic Bulletin Board
(800) 222-0185

Washington, D.C.
(703) 321-8020

Fog City BBS
San Francisco, CA
(415) 863-9697

Gay and Lesbian Information Bureau (GLIB)
Washington, D.C.
(703) 578-GLIB (4542)

(800) 788-4118

Washington, D.C.
(301) 443-9308

Labor News
Washington, D.C.
(202) 219-4784

St. Petersburg, FL
(813) 343-0543

Matchmaker Mecca BBS
East Brunswick, NY
(908) 821-1684

Midwest AIDS & HIV Information Exchange (MAHIE)
Chicago, IL
(773) 772-5958

Washington, D.C.
(301) 738-8895

NIH Information Center
Bethesda, MD
(800) 644-2271
(301) 480-5144 (Maryland only)

Washington, D.C.
(202) 690-5423

OUTline San Fransisco/TheHIVe
(415) 554-0470

Positively Healthy
Portland, OR
(503) 243-2557

Rockville, MD
(301) 770-0850

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Livingstone House
11 Carteret St.
London SW1H 9DL
tel. +44 171 222 1333

Open Hand Chicago
909 W. Belmont Ave., Ste. 100
Chicago, IL 60657
tel. (773) 665-1000

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