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Women in the Loop

Summer 2001


Women at Risk

  • West L.A.: (Miracle Mile) meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:30pm.

  • Hermosa Beach: Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:30pm.

  • Harbor City: Kaiser Permanente -- meets twice monthly for Kaiser members.

  • Lynwood: Women of color meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00-8:30pm.


  • San Fernando: Meets every other Wednesday of each month, 6:00-7:30pm.

  • Torrance: South Bay Being Alive Women's Group meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:30pm.

  • Hermosa Beach: Monolingual Spanish speaking group every other Friday.

  • Redondo Beach: Spanish speaking group meets 1st Saturday of the month, 12noon. Child care is provided.

  • Santa Monica: Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Women at Risk invites you to call 310.204.1046 for more information about their groups and to assure your seat there. All information is confidential. Groups are co-facilitated by a professional and an HIV-positive woman. 5183 Overland Ave. #B, Culver City, CA.

Mothers of AIDS Patients

For those who have or have had a family member or loved one with HIV/AIDS. Your choice of groups:
  • Group 1: Meets the first Wednesday at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance, CA 90509, in room M, Second Floor Outpatient Area (west side of hospital).

  • Group 2: Bereavement meeting meets the third Wednesday at Little Company & Mary Educational Institute from 7pm-9pm. For more info please call: 310-676-5018.


East L.A. Center

For HIV-positive Latinas and their families. Emotional and educational support in Spanish every Tuesday at 11am. Call Thellma or Rosalinda for info: 323.727.7896.

Linea Gratis de Información: "Voces con Mensaje" 1.800.554.4876 de mujeres para mujeres con VIH/SIDA. Conéctate con otras mujeres, encuentra apoyo, unidad y voz.

Lina Informativa del SIDA: Informacion, referencias y apoyo llamadas gratis y confidenciales. Southern California, Bilingual AIDS hotline: 1.800.400.7432.

Crisis Hotlines

Fully bilingual and bicultural. 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. 1.800.585.6231 and 1.800.303.7432.

The Kids

Camp Heartland

Summer camps: "Journey of Hope" AIDS peer awareness seminars. For information please contact Oaugie: 1.800.724.4673.

Tuesday's Child

Provides diapers, cribs, financial assistance and parties for HIV-infected children, and their mothers and families. 310.204.2081.

Family AIDS Network

Services for children with HIV and their families: 323.461.6066. Case management, etc.

Dental Care

The Children's Dental Care at 300 East Buckthorn Street in Inglewood provides dental care for children who have no other means of getting dental treatment. Those without insurance are welcome. Call Shirley: 310.419.3000.

Drug Problems

Syringe Exchange

Provides syringe exchange programs for active drug users to avoid HIV Infection. 323.857.5366.

His Sheltering Arms

Alcohol and drug free living six-month to one-year residential program: 323.755.6646.

Methadone Treatment

OMNI, 15519 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, CA 90249. Call 310.676.9688.

Treatment Center

Transitional Housing Program, a sober living for HIV-positive men and women who are on parole or probation. For more info contact Ernie at: 818.342.5897.

Alcoholism Center for Women

Six-month residential and outpatient substance abuse recovery programs: 323.381.8500.

Medical Service

L.A. County 5p21

Assists all HIV-positive women regardless of ability to pay. HIV specialists are on staff. 323.343.8255. Maternal Child Care Clinic: 323.226.2200.

T.H.E. Clinic for Women

Gynecological care, and family planning: 3860 West Martin Luther King Blvd. 323.295.6571. Staff is multilingual.

Medicine Made Easy

Helps PWAs with complex medical regimens and has "back to work" programs. 2330 W. 205 Street, Torrance, CA 90501. 310.972.2999.

American Indians

If you are American Indian without health insurance and in need, you can call the Robert Sundance Wellness Center for Care and Services: 213.202.3970. In Santa Barbara: 805.681.7356.

Clinical Studies

UCLA: 310.206.6414

  • OI Therapies: Ganciclovir implant plus oral ganciclovir vs. cidofovir for CMV retinitis.

    Fluconazole for oral candida; chronic vs. episodic treatment.

  • For Women: Phase III study of Accutane (oral isotrention) vs. observation for low-grade cervical dysplasia. 310.206.6414.

  • For Pregnant Women: Study 321: Phase I, Safety, Tolerance and Pharmacokinetics of Abacavir (Ziagen) with standard AZT therapy in newborns of HIV infected women.

    Study 326: Phase I and II -- all babies will get AZT. Most babies will get a vaccine that might help them fight off HIV.

    Study 331: to decide the best dose of AZT for premature infants exposed to HIV.

USC: 213.343.8324 (Llame al 213.740.0299)

A wide variety of clinical studies are open to women, including trials with antivirals and protease inhibitors. Also those looking to prevent and treat opportunistic infections.

La Escuela de asistencia social en la U.S.C. está llevando a cabo una encuesta de encuesta es comple-tamente confidencial, y se paga $20.

  • Acute Infection: If you think you might have a recent exposure to HIV, give us a call at 213.351.8195 ext.8175.

  • HIV-Positive Women Needed: Women ages 18-50 are needed for a study to measure the effects of testosterone replacement on body weight, and muscle mass. Incentive payments provided. Call: 310.222.8152.

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This article was provided by Women Alive. It is a part of the publication Women Alive Newsletter.