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Resources and Information for Women Living With HIV/AIDS

November 2005

Regional Women's Organizations

California

    Women Alive

    Women Alive publishes a quarterly newsletter and is active in policy and treatment issues affecting women living with HIV.

    1566 Burnside Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90019
    1-800-554-4876

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    WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases)

    WORLD provides support, information and education to women living with HIV, their families and loved ones, and promotes public awareness of the issues women living with HIV/AIDS face.

    414 Thirteenth Street, 2nd Floor
    Oakland, CA 94612
    510-986-0340
    www.womenhiv.org

    Women At Risk

    Provides emotional and educational services to women living with HIV/AIDS and their families, as well as education outreach to the communities in the greater Los Angeles area.

    5183 Overland Avenue, Suite B
    Culver City, CA 90230
    310-204-1046
    connect@womenatrisk.org

    Christie's Place

    A nonprofit social service organization providing HIV/AIDS education, support and advocacy to empower women, children, families and individuals whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS to take charge of their health and well-being.

    2440 Third Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92101
    619-702-4186
    www.christiesplace.org

Georgia

    SisterLove

    A reproductive and sexual health rights organization providing education, support and advocacy to women and their families affected by HIV/AIDS.

    1285-A Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW
    Atlanta, GA 30310
    404-753-7733
    www.sisterlove.org

New Jersey

    New Jersey Women and AIDS Network

    Provides a range of support, educational, counseling and outreach activities to HIV positive women and women at risk.

    103 Baynard St., 3rd Floor
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    732-846-4462
    SisterConnect Warmline: 1-800-747-1108

New York

    Iris House

    Provides a range of services and support for women and their families affected by HIV/AIDS.

    2348 7th Avenue
    New York, NY
    646-548-0100

    SMART University

    Provides treatment education and support for all women living with HIV/AIDS in order to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.

    306-308 West 38th St, 6th Floor
    New York, NY
    212-564-3282
    212-560-6558 (infoline)
    www.smartuniversity.org

    GMHC -- The Women's Institute

    A place that honors the whole woman, where women can come together to group and support each other. Programs include, child life program, nutritional support, lesbian AIDS project and women in action supporting women in recovery.

    119 West 24th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    212-367-1363 (Information Line)
    www.gmhc.org/programs/womens_institute.html

Texas

    Women Rising Project

    PO Box 4874
    Austin, TX 78765
    512-406-6150

    A Sister's Gift

    A community/faith-based nonprofit organization providing services to HIV positive women in Dallas and surrounding counties.

    1515 North Town East Blvd #138-380
    Mesquite, TX 75150
    (972) 523-0815
    www.asistersgift.org

Washington

    BABES Network

    Dedicated to building a community among women from all walks of life who are facing HIV/AIDS. They are a non-profit organization providing peer counseling, support groups, advocacy, trainings and educational forums, retreats and a newsletter.

Washington, DC

    Women's Collective

    A non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of women with HIV/AIDS. It's services are peer-led, women focused and family oriented.

    1436 U Street NW, Ste. 200
    Washington, DC 20009
    202-483-7003
    www.womenscollective.org


National Hotlines and Information Lines

National Women's Health Information Center

This government-sponsored hotline provides information on women's health issues, including HIV and pregnancy.

1-800-994-WOMAN

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National AIDS Hotline

1-800-342-AIDS

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (HATIS)

This hotline answers questions about HIV treatment and distributes the Federal Guidelines on HIV Treatment free of charge.

1-800-HIV-0440

AIDS Clinical Trial Information Service

A hotline with information about pediatric and adult clinical trials and specific trials in your area, including studies of AIDS drugs in pregnancy.

1-800-TRIALS A

Project Inform National HIV/AIDS Treatment Infoline

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9 am-4 pm; Tuesdays 9 am-7 pm, PST.

1-800-822-7422


National Resources/Organizations

American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)

A non-profit organization dedicated to HIV/AIDS research, prevention and advocacy.

1-800-39-AMFAR

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)

National organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.

1931 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-6622
www.nmac.org

Black AIDS Institute

The Black HIV/AIDS policy center dedicated to reducing HIV/AIDS health disparities by mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront the epidemic in their communities.

1833 West 8th Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 353-3610
www.blackaids.org

For a comprehensive list of national and local organizations that have public policy and advocacy programs, go to www.projectinform.org/org/presources.html.


Newsletters and Websites

Positively Aware

Bi-monthly newletter for people living with HIV published by Test Positive Aware Network in Chicago. Newsletter covers a wide range of health, legal, social and financial issues. They also publish HIV Drug Guide, with comprehensive information on all the approved HIV medications. To subscribe:

773-989-9400
www.tpan.org

POZ

Publishes a monthly newsletter and a variety of other resources and educational materials for people living with HIV both nationally and internationally.

www.poz.com

The Well Project

Provides health information for women living with HIV/AIDS.

www.thewellproject.org

AIDSmeds.com

Provides easy to read, comprehensive HIV/AIDS information.

www.aidsmeds.org

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP)

To educate individuals about HIV and hepatitis treatments and to advocate on the behalf of all people living with HIV/AIDS and HCV on a local, national and international levels.

www.natap.org

AIDSMAP

A British based organization, providing reliable and accurate HIV information to people living with HIV and their providers.

www.aidsmap.org

AIDS Education Global Information System (AEGIS)

Information and resource portal with information for HIV-related treatment, research, services and access.

www.aegis.com


Treatment Issues

A monthly newsletter published by the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) covering a range of HIV treatment information, research, public policy and advocacy issues both nationally and internationally. For subscription contact:

GMHC Treatment Issues
The Tisch Building
119 West 24 Street
New York, NY 10011
Email: ti@gmhc.org

The Body

Provides accessible information online. Gathers articles and information from numerous sources.

www.thebody.com

San Francisco AIDS Foundation -- BETA
Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS

Newsletter that covers developments in AIDS treatment research; available in English and Spanish.

PO Box 426182
San Francisco, CA 94142-6182
415-487-8060
beta@sfaf.org

AIDS InfoNet

An international online resource for information on HIV/AIDS. Provides information in English and Spanish.

www.aidsinfonet.org

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Only international network for women, providing information, support and advocacy for women living with HIV. Website is in English and Spanish.

www.icw.org


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