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Arkansas: State Agency Issues Health Advisory

September 7, 2005

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
      telephone 501-376-6299
    • 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
      telephone 501-372-5543
    • 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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Adapted from:
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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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.
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