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Women Alive Activities -- Los Angeles Area

Spring 2001

Voices with a Message: Peer Support and Treatment Information Hotline
Our peer support hot line is operated by women volunteers, who are themselves, living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers offer peer to peer support to women callers from across the nation. Treatment information is available upon request and a peer Treatment Educator is ready to talk about your treatment concerns. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am to 6pm.

Reach out, talk to women living with HIV/AIDS. Find support and a sense of community. 800.554.4876. Se habla español. To volunteer call Ana 323.965.1564.

Marilyn Howell Memorial HIV Center for Women
Come join us at our Compton center for a support group for women living with HIV/AIDS. The group is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month 2:00 to 3:30p.m. at 3221 S. Alameda. 310.884.9120.

Heterosexuals Too!
Enjoy an evening with people who share common issues, fears, hopes and concerns in a safe and friendly atmosphere. A peer support group for HIV+ heterosexual women and men. For more information call Tammy. 323.965.1564.

Latinas Activas
Les invita al grupo de soporte y relajamiento. Donde usted pueda ser excuchada o intercambiar información. ¿Queira saber mas acera del medicamento o nuevas mediccinas? Todos los jueves. Cualquier pregunta hacera del cuidado de niños y transportación. Llame al 323.965.1564 y pregunte por Marina.

Treatment Information and Advocacy Program
If you have questions about your medical care, treatments or lab work, call Brenda, Cathy, Judith, and/or Marina -- Our Treatment Advocate Team can be reached either by calling the hotline number 800.554.4876 or the office number at 323.965.1564. Back by popular demand HIV University classes are now being offered in English and Spanish, call now for class schedules.

Young Women's Group
A new support and educational group in the Long Beach area for women under 30 years of age. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 5:00 to 7:00p.m. For more information call Brenda. 323.965.1564.

Become a Promotora
If you are interested in becoming a community educator, sign up for the training. Learn HIV/AIDS prevention information and share it with others. Completion certificates are awarded at the end of the training. Stipends are provided for those who train others in their own neighborhoods. Agency requests are welcomed. Call Brenda at 323.965.1564.

Promotoras are educators. For this project they are HIV educators.

Peer Support Training
Become a Trained Peer Supporter: The HotLine/Peer training is scheduled for June/July, 2001. Completion certificates are awarded and stipends are provided for those who provide peer-to-peer support on the national HotLine/back to the workforce project: "Voices with a Message." To enroll in the training and participate as a peer, call Ana 1.800.554.4876.

Positive Images
Many of us living with the virus sometimes don't feel so good about ourselves. But when we get together and hang out, we find that we're not so different after all.

Join Positive Images, The Women. "The Party-Line" a support group on the phone for women. Call 1.888.600.4767 Tuesday 7:00-9:00p.m. Every Thursday is "Co-Ed Night" on the chat line, so tell Mr. boyfriend to call in too. For more information call Cathy -- 323.965.1564.

Women-Focused Medical Updates
Women Alive hosts regularly scheduled medical updates with a focus on whats new for women with HIV/AIDS. Educational dinners are an excellant way to stay up to date with information on medications to treat HIV infection. Meet new friends and get information.To reserve your seat at the next update call Tammy at 323.965.1564.

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