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Buyers' Club List, December 2002

December 27, 2002

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.

We focus on buyers' clubs specializing in HIV (we also included Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco, because of its extensive selection of supplements and excellent information about them). 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 (which may involve an annual fee, or be restricted geographically or in other ways). Call ahead for current information.


Arizona

Being Alive Buyers' Club
www.apaz.org (click "Buyer's Club")
chadO@apaz.org or robertS@apaz.org
1427 North Third St., Phoenix AZ 85004
602-253-2437x136 or x138
fax: 602-253-5577

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: 520-628-7222
TTY: 800-367-8937

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California

Rainbow Grocery Cooperative (20% PWA discount, 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., Suite 102
Mailing address: P.O. Box 300339, Denver CO 80203-0339
303-329-9379
fax: 303-329-9381
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
www.aidstreatment.org
info@aidstreatment.org
159 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE Suite 510, 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
info@daair.org
119 W 23rd St., Suite 404, New York, NY 10011
212-255-9280
fax: 212-255-9280
Note: The largest buyers' club in the United States. Membership by sliding scale, $5, $10, or $25 per year; new members receive treatment information pack. Also, "Preventing and Managing Side Effects and HIV Symptoms" is available at www.daair.org (no membership required -- click the Countering Toxicities button on the home page), or by mail by request if necessary.


Texas

Houston Buyers' Club
www.houstonbuyersclub.com
info@houstonbuyersclub.com
3400 Montrose Blvd. #604, Houston TX 77006
800-350-2392, or 713-520-5288
fax: 713-521-7419
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 2002 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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