As we've mentioned, HIV/AIDS organizations can provide invaluable help. There are even a growing number of groups throughout the United States that specifically cater to the needs of Hispanic people living with HIV. All of the groups listed below welcome questions in both English and Spanish.
Call the 24-hour CDC Health Line at 1-800-232-4636 for referrals to organizations near you. (For Spanish, dial 2 on your phone when the message begins.)
Another great resource is the bilingual California HIV/AIDS hotline at 1-800-367-2437 or 1-415-863-2437. Call them for referrals and questions about HIV. Or e-mail them at contact-us@AIDSHotline.org.
For information about HIV treatment, call AIDS Treatment Data Network, Monday through Friday, at 1-800-734-7104 or call Project Inform at 1-800-822-7422
Women Alive, the country's largest organization for HIV-positive women, offers a bilingual hotline: 1-800-554-4876, Monday through Friday, from 11 to 5
Hispanic HIV/AIDS Organizations
No matter where you live, you can get information or support at any of the organizations listed below:
Hispanic AIDS Forum (New York)
Offers help managing medical care, rent assistance, emotional support and health education: 1-212-563-4500
El Grupo at San Francisco AIDS Foundation
The longest-running bilingual support group for HIV-positive Hispanic people in the United States: 1-415-487-8000
Mujeres Unidas Contra el SIDA (San Antonio, Texas)
Hosts support groups for HIV-affected Hispanic men, women and families: 1-210-738-3393
Unión Positiva (Miami, Fla.)
Offers support groups, workshops and referrals tailored to the needs of Hispanic HIVers: 1-305-644-0667
Voces Latinas (Woodside, N.Y.)
Provides workshops for immigrant Latinas living with or at risk for HIV: 1-718-593-4528
For an extensive list of HIV/AIDS organizations around the world, click here.