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Fall 1996

New Publication! Publicación Nueva!
Ecos Femeninos

Women Alive Se enorgullese al presentar "Ecos Femeninos", nuestra revista informativa totalmente en español, producida por y para la mujer latina viviendo con VIH o SIDA. Te invitamos a t&iacute, nuestra lectora a que envíes tus artículos creados en español para que sean publicados en nuestra póxima edicón de "Ecos Femeninos" envia tu correspondencia a:

"Ecos Femeninos"
1566 S Burnside Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca 90019

Free Acupuncture at Women Alive every Thursday

Acupuncture can help women with HIV/AIDS. It really works and the needles are soft and flexible. Get relief from symptoms such as menstrual irregularities, insomnia, diarrhea, sinus trouble, and stress.

Call Nina, 213.965.1564


Health Rap Group

A peer facilitated rap session. Get together and rap about health issues. Peer support and information exchange. Talk to other women about your experience with medications, symptoms, and coping with HIV/AIDS. Special presentations and occasional guest speakers. Every Monday Night from 6:30p - 7:30p. All are welcome, women taking protease inhibitors are encouraged to attend. Call Nina at Women Alive 213.965.1564. Childcare is available.

Peer Support

Support group for women with HIV/AIDS. Talk to the real experts who know what you are going through. Connect with others who share your hopes and fears. This is a safe place to talk about issues of concern and get feedback. Come by for a cup of coffee and donuts. Childcare is available. Every Thursday Morning at Women Alive: 1566 S. Burnside Ave. Los Angeles, 213.965.1564


A support group for lesbians with HIV infection. Every Tuesday night at Women Alive: 1566 S. Burnside Av. 213.965.1564. HIV positive lesbians are invited to bring your partners whether your partner has HIV or not.

Whittier Women's HIV+ support group

meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7:00p-8:30p. Childcare is available, please call ahead if you need it. Whittier Rio Hondo AIDS Project - 6501 Bright Ave., Whittier, CA. 90601. 3110.698.3850

Monthly Support

Meets at different homes for a potluck. Call Just Friends at Minority AIDS Project, 213.930.1128

Women At Risk

South Bay: Alternate Mondays in Hermosa Beach.
Dr. Julie Axelrod

Santa Monica/ Westside:
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm.
For information call Ann or Barbara Crofford, MSW

South Central: 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Particia Gay or Lynn Chamberlain

Central Coast: San Luis Obispo
Carol, Heather, or Michelle

Women At Risk
5183 Overland Ave. #B
Culver City, CA 90230
Groups are co-facilitated by counselors and HIV+ Women

Support For Mom

Mothers of AIDS Patients is a support group offering confidential counseling and emotional support to those who have or have had a family member or loved one with HIV/AIDS. Group meets the first and third Wednesday at : Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 Lomita Blv.
Torrance, CA 90509
in Room M, Second Floor Outpatient Area (west side of hospital)

East L.A. Mothers

If you are a mother who has a son, daughter or family member with HIV or AIDS; or if you are a woman who is infected with HIV, you are not alone. Support groups meet every Wednesday - 6p-8p at AltaMed. Call Esther Ruiz. 213.261.4350 or 213.980.4501


This group meets every third Wednesday at Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503 in Room 5 of the Health Education Building. Other Mothers of AIDS Patients support groups meet in Marina del Rey, No. Hollywood and Whittier. A Spanish speaking group meets in Glendale. For more information contact 310.543.1370

Positive Nights

Turn those negative days into "positive" nights. Talk to other women who share your concerns. Completely confidential. No intake required. Monday 6:30 - 7:30p. 213.965.1564 - 1566 S. Burnside Ave. Los Angeles. Childcare is available.

HIV Symptomatic

Drop in group every Tuesday, 12noon - 1:30p at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid, Pasadena. 818.796.5633 Call them for a complete list of support groups in the Pasadena area.

Group For Users

If you are HIV positive and use drugs this group is for you. Learn how to reduce harm to yourself and others without 12 steps. Call. 1.800.554.4876 for group time.


Un grupo de apoyo para mujeres de habla hispana. Lunes de 12p - 1:30p. Hable a Elizabeth. 310.313.5139

Latina Support Group

Every Wednesday 10:30a - noon at 1300 N. Vermont. 213.662.7420


Women Alive ofrece su nuevo grupo de apoyo en español todos los martes de 9:30 - 11:30 pm en la oficina de WomensCare, hay cuidado de niños y transportación disponible. Para mas información llama al 213.662.7420. Habrán bocadillos en todos los grupos.

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