This is a guide to representative electronic bulletin boards and Internet resources containing information about HIV infection and AIDS. This guide is not a complete listing of all computerized AIDS related services, but has been prepared as an introduction to the subject and can be used as a starting point to locate information.
To access a BBS, your computer (IBM-compatible or Macintosh) must be equipped with a modem (external or internal; preferably 2400 baud or even greater) and communications software. (Procomm, Crosstalk, Red Ryder...)
ACT UP/National Network uses this InterNet list serve. as a way of disseminating information about political and research issues.
Sarasota, FL: (813) 377-6443.
Gay Lesbian and Bi Forum that includes AIDS related information.
AIDS INFO BBS
San Francisco, CA: (415) 626-1246
AIDS Info. is a long established comprehensive BBS targeted primarily to HIV positive people. **FREE** AIDS Info. BBS P.O. Box 1528, SF, CA 94101
Wilmington, DE: (800) 994-3772
**FREE** Comprehensive list includes AIDS Treatment News, AIDS Stats., and the FidoNet Echo of the AIDS National Discussion. More info: Edward DelGrosso, M.D. 1 Ball Farm Way, Wilmington DE 19808 FDA
Toll Free: (800) 222-0185
Included are a limited number of press releases related to AIDS, such as those announcing new drug approvals. To access dial above number, enter "BBS" (no quotes) at the "Login" prompt. Those on an FTS2000 line should dial FTS-394-6849 or 394-5657. No charge.
FOG CITY BBS
San Francisco, CA: (415) 863-9697
Articles, general information, and the Gay comm Talk About AIDS forum. Free by connection on-line to and logging on as "AIDS INFO" when prompted for first and last name.
HIV/AIDS INFORMATION BBS
San Juan Capistrano: (714) 248-2836
The hub of the AIDS Education and General Info. System (AEGIS), a growing network of HIV related BBS. It includes many newsletters and hundreds of files that can be downloaded. It also ECHOs other networks including FidoNet and the international HIV-NET conferences. **FREE** Info: Sister Mary Elizabeth, Sisters of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, P.O. Box 184 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693-0184, Internet address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C.: (301) 443-9308
Information to organizations and public health administrations receiving funding from the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. Contact: Ron Smith (301) 443-0652, M-F 10-4 (ET)
St. Petersburg, FL: (813) 343-0543
Discussion area & a selection of files relating to legal HIV issues. **FREE** contact: Stetson Univ. College of Law, 1401 61st St. South, St. Petersburg, FL (813) 343-0797.
MATCHMAKER MECCA BBS
East Brunswick, NJ: (908) 821-1684
Contains special AIDS sections including a message board for research requests and discussion.
Portland, OR: (503) 243-2557
For and about people living with HIV and AIDS, can download files about nutrition, alternative therapies, etc.
BC, Canada: (604) 681-0670
UseNet system (for UNIX users) that echo's the UseNet SCI.MED.AIDS discussion. Anyone can access Questor **FREE**
A list of available back issues of Norman Brown's Consolidated List of AIDS BBS can be obtained by sending the message "get abbs.dir" to the above address. To obtain specific files, send the message "get filename" where filename is the name of the file you are requesting.