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Buyers' Club List, December 2003

December 26, 2003

AIDS Treatment News publishes a buyers' club list each December. For a short overview and introduction to the meaning, history, and services of these organizations, see AIDS Treatment News #309, December 18, 1998.

All the organizations listed below are nonprofit. Most can provide products by mail order. Most have fact sheets or other information, and some have a nutritionist or other expert available at certain times to answer questions. Some offer financial assistance with purchases if necessary. Most are open to the public, but some require membership. Call ahead for current information.


Arizona

Body Positive's Vitamin and Herb Shop
1144 E. McDowell Rd, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-307-5330 x2239
www.phoenixbodypositive.org/vitamin/index.htm

Travis Wright Memorial Buyers' Club
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
www.saaf.org
wellness@saaf.org
375 S. Euclid Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
800-771-9054 or 520-628-7223
fax: 520-628-6222; TTY: 800-367-8937

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California

Rainbow Grocery Cooperative (20% PWA discount on vitamins, 10% on groceries, with the Helping Hand card)
www.rainbowgrocery.coop (or www.rainbowgrocery.org)
vitamins@rainbowgrocery.org
1745 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-863-0620


Colorado

Denver Buyers' Club
pwacolo@aol.com
1290 Williams St.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 300339, Denver, CO 80203-0339
303-329-9379 x108, fax: 303-329-9381
Bilingual Spanish/English; TTY: through operator


District of Columbia

Carl Vogel Center
cvchiv@carlvogelcenter.org
1012 14th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
202-638-0750, fax: 202-638-0749
Membership: annual cost $25 (includes a BIA test, reduced prices for massage and acupuncture, an educational symposium, a newsletter, and reduced prices for supplements).
The Carl Vogel Center now offers mental health services and treatment education.


Georgia

AIDS Treatment Initiatives
info@aidstreatment.org
139 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE Suite 305
Atlanta, GA 30308-3311
888-874-4845 or 404-659-2437
fax: 404-450-9412


Massachusetts

Treatment Information Network's Boston Buyers' Club
www.bostonbuyersclub.com
info@bostonbuyersclub.com
Boston Living Center, 29 Stanhope St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
800-435-5586, or 617-266-2223
fax: 617-450-9412


New York

DAAIR (Direct Access Alternative Information Resources)
www.daair.org/DAAIR/dp.NSF/pages/home (see note below)
118 Park Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
888-951-5433, or 973-497-2333
fax: 973-497-0498
Note: DAAIR has temporarily stopped selling nutritional supplements; it may resume in April 2004. Until then it is selling prescription medicines only.


Texas

Houston Buyers' Club
www.houstonbuyersclub.com
info@houstonbuyersclub.com
3224 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
800-350-2392, or 713-520-5288
fax: 713-521-7419
Local and mail order (U.S., and many other countries).
Note: How to Manage Side Effects, a 48-page booklet by Lark Lands, Michael Mooney, Nelson Vergel, and others is available without charge. You can request a copy by phone, mail, or email.


ISSN # 1052-4207

Copyright 2003 by John S. James. Permission granted for noncommercial reproduction, provided that our address and phone number are included if more than short quotations are used.




  
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