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Spring 1998

African AIDS Network

Extra Medications program: To provide Africans with HIV and AIDS access to all potential treatment options available for HIV disease and the opportunistic infections associated with HIV. At present, the (AAN) provides both medicine and medical supplies to The Centre, a clinic and skilled nursing facility in Harare, Zimbabwe. For more information call 415.440.3722 or email

Beyond Protection

Committed to empowering youth and adults both physically and mentally through seminars, videos, and instructional materials in the fight against violence. You will learn effective, easy-to-do self defense techniques as well as gain insight to where an attack might take place, how to avoid an attack and if attacked, how to impair and escape the attacker. For info. on lectures, workshops call 800.531.2407 or email

Project Angel Food

Project Angel Food (PAF) prepares and delivers over 900 meals daily to men, women and children living with AIDS throughout Los Angeles County. These meals are hot, nutritious and prepared by professional chefs and volunteer assistants.

If you are a woman living with HIV/AIDS and disabled by HIV you may be eligible to receive a free delicious lunch daily from Project Angel Food. Our meals are delivered daily between 12:00pm-2:00pm by trained volunteers. There's no need to worry about your confidentiality, our trained volunteers deliver your meal in a Ralph's shopping bag and there is absolutely nothing that identifies them as Project Angel Food Volunteers or any association with an AIDS service agency. To get more information about starting services contact the Project Angel Food Client Hotline at 213.845.1810. Or you could have your meal delivered to Women Alive: Ask Aleece for more information

APP/Your pharmacy

APP Pharmacy is pleased to announce the opening of its Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division. This service provides easy access to prescription services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, by TTY. Clients are also encouraged to ask questions about their medications and are provided with complete and easy to understand information by TTY or fax.

This program helps remove barriers to service such as difficulty in communicating with providers and encourages independence for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in managing their own medical needs. Not only do we serve the HIV/AIDS Community, we provide services for all the medical needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the state of Florida.

We accept most prescription drug plans, as well as Medicaid. Our free delivery service covers the entire state of Florida, Please call for more information 305.893.1613 or 1.888.APP.MEDS or by TTY at 305.893.6528 or 1.888.829.4926.

Mothers of AIDS Patients

Has many specialized bereavement groups throughout Los Angeles County offering confidential counseling and emotional support to those who have or have had a family member or loved one with HIV/AIDS. For group times & locations please call Mary Martinez 310.676.5018 or 310.543.1370.

DREAMMS for Kids, Inc.

Development Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Motor Skills is a non-profit parent and professional service agency, specializing in Assistive Technology related research, development and information dissemination. DREAMMS is committed to facilitating the use of computers, assistive technologies and quality instructional technologies for students and youth with special needs in schools, homes, and the community.

For a complimentary 3 month subscription to DREAMMS monthly newsletter, DIRECTIONS: Technology in Special Education, call 607.539.3027 or email

Superb Home Health Agency

Is a licensed and medicare/medical certified home health agency that provides home health care with experienced professionals for patients who are homebound and require medical services under the direction of their personal physician. For more information call 310.679.8644 or 800.259.3666.

Photo Contest

For The WORLD AIDS Conference in Geneva, June 1998!

CALL for submissions: HIV/AIDS IN WOMEN, Photography Contest. Open to all amateur and professional photographers. $6,750 in awards. To receive submission guidelines, call 205.934.2687 or Fax 205.934.1939 request or email at

Words to Heal Your Soul

Warrior Women and Men is a FREE 8-week journal writing course (May-June, 1998) designed to empower, support, and nurture gay men and lesbian women of color challenged by AIDS. It will be held at the Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum/AIDS Prevention Team Office, 1219 South La Brea, Los Angeles. To register call: 310.281.6956. Or call Linda Hobbs at 310.281.6956.

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