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Treatment Issues for Women

November 2002


Organizations for HIV+ Women

  • Women Alive
    Los Angeles, CA (323) 965-1564
    Hotline: (800) 554-4876
    Treatment information, supportive services, and lots of links.

  • WORLD: Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Diseases
    Oakland, CA (510) 986-0340 (Bilingual)
    Treatment information (particularly about pregnancy), advocacy, news, and HIV University.


  • NJWAN: New Jersey Women and AIDS Network
    "Sister Connect" Hotline: (800) 747-1108

Newsletters for Positive Women

  • BABES newsletter from Babes Network (English & Spanish).
    (206) 720-5566 ext. 12, or write 1001 Broadway, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98122.

  • Wise Words newsletter from Project Inform. (800) 822-7422

  • Women Alive newsletter. (323) 965-1564

  • WORLD newsletter by and for HIV+ women and their loved ones. (510) 986-0340

Free Publications

  • A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women With HIV/AIDS (888) 275-4772

  • Knowledge, Action, Health: A Woman's Guide to HIV Treatments
    Call Women Alive

  • Positive? How Are You Feeling? Brochure for women. (800) 822-7422

  • Understanding Your Lab Results, Managing Drug Side Effects & Clinical Trials Explained (English and Spanish). ACRIA publications (212) 924-3934, x.121

Online Sources of Treatment Information

  • AIDS Nutrition Services Alliance (ANSA)
    Fact sheets on nutrition and HIV; links to nutritionists and other nutrition sites.

    Treatment information, question & answer forums, and treatment news.

  • The Body
    Comprehensive site offering treatment materials from a variety of sources.
    Check out the women's section (profiles, articles, and question & answer forum)

  • Hepatitis C Support Project, HCV Advocate
    Information and support for people with hepatitis C/HIV co-infection.

  • HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS)
    Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents.

  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
    Not HIV-specific; Info about complementary and alternative therapies and clinical trials studying these therapies. (888) 644-6226; TYY/TDY: (888) 464-3615.

  • New Mexico AIDS InfoNet
    Fact sheets in English and Spanish and lots of links.

  • Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)
    Treatment information plus updates on the study.

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This article was provided by AIDS Community Research Initiative of America. Visit ACRIA's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
See Also
More Organizations Supporting Women With HIV/AIDS in the U.S.