On Saturday, the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services issued a health advisory for Hurricane Katrina evacuees taking shelter in Arkansas. Among the items of interest:
- People needing testing or treatment for HIV or other STDs may contact the nearest county health unit.
- TB patients requiring continuation of care, including drug therapy and monitoring, should notify local health units.
- HIV patients needing medicine, prescription refills, new prescriptions, doctor visits, laboratory testing, housing or related services may contact the following Ryan White Title II case managers or related organizations:
- Arkansas AIDS Foundation
518 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, Ark. 72202
- Fort Smith Fights AIDS
P.O. Box 3552, 5111 Rogers Ave., Suite 432, Central Mall, Fort Smith, Ark. 72913
telephone 479-452-1616 or 800-523-4330
- North Arkansas Regional AIDS Network
808 Joe Brooks Drive, P.O. Box 154, Jonesboro, Ark. 72401
telephone 870-931-4448 or 870-931-4149
- Arkansas Supportive Housing Network
501 Maple St., North Little Rock, Ark. 72114
- Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, Inc.
1101 Tennessee St., Pine Bluff, Ark. 71613
telephone 870-692-8368 or 870-543-2327
- Health Care Pharmacy
3401 Attwood Rd., Little Rock, Ark. 72206
- Arkansas Health Education Center, S.W.
- Linda Webb, P.O. Box 3243, 300 E. Sixth St., Texarkana, Ark. 71854
telephone 870-773-1994 or 800-342-0146
- Hot Springs Office
316 Oakcliff, Hot Springs, Ark. 71901
telephone 501-623-5598 or 877-224-5714
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.