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Table of Contents

Getting Out Alive

Last Call

He Said, He Said

Outside In

Myth vs. Reality in the Pen

The Hook-Up

Africa’s Mayor

3 x 5 Report Card

Tribute: Wilfredo Valencia Palacios Roman

Earthwatch: Prison Focus

Website of the month: AIDSVote.org

Medicare Malaise

See You in the Lobby

Show & Tell: Oscar Time



Cirque du So Lame

Can HIV Care Click in the Clink?

A Bitter Pill

Comfort Zone: SpiceBoy

The Sweetest Taboo

Diamond in the Roughage

Head Games

Looking for Liver Helpers

Quick Study: Painkiller


Cheek to Chic

Warning Signs

Quick Study: Sexual Satisfaction

Publisher’s Letter


Live To Tell: With Conviction

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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April 2004

The Hook-Up

by Tim Murphy

Where inmates ?” and outside activists ?” can get the 411

P.O. Box 6

Where inmates — and outside activists — can get the 411

P.O. Box 6303; Rockville, MD 20849-6303
800.HIV.0440; www.aidsinfo.nih.gov
This government service takes questions and provides federal guidelines to treatment for HIV. For easy-to-read guideline summaries, contact: The New Mexico AIDS InfoNet (P.O. Box 810, Arroyo Seco, NM, 87514; www.aidsinfonet.org)

American Civil Liberties Union
ACLU National Prison Project
Attn: Ms. Jackie Walker
733 15th St., N.W., Suite 620; Washington, DC 20005
202.393.4930 (collect calls from inmates accepted); www.aclu.org
Write to Walker for referrals to AIDS or legal services near your facility, or answers to questions you don’t know where to take.

Body Positive
19 Fulton St., Ste. 308B; New York, NY 10038
212.566.7333 (no collect calls); www.bodypos.org
Publishes the acclaimed magazines Body Positive and the Spanish-language SIDAahora (send a check for whatever you can; no requests turned away for lack of funds).

California Prison Focus
2940 16th St., Ste. 5B; San Francisco, CA 94103
415.252.9211 (no collect calls); www.prisons.org
Inmates nationwide can get one free issue of Prison Focus, a quarterly packed with prison news (subscriptions $5, sliding scale; stamps accepted). CPF also gives referrals to other resources.

National Minority AIDS Council
NMAC Prison Initiative
1931 13th St. N.W.; Washington, DC 20009
202.483.6622 (no collect calls); www.nmac.org
NMAC will refer anyone to prisoner or ex-offender services in their area, or help community groups better serve these HIVers. They also publish several brochures on HIV and hep C in prison.

Philadelphia FIGHT
1233 Locust St., 5th Floor; Philadelphia, PA 19107
Attn: Laura McTighe
215.985.4448 (no collect calls)

FIGHT will send its excellent Prison Health News or other material from its AIDS Library free of charge to prisoners anywhere. Philly-area parolees should inquire about Project TEACH Outside (see “With Conviction” ).

Positive-Prisoner Listserv
E-mail maddow@rcn.com to join activist Rachel Maddow’s positive-prisoner listserv, or hook into the prison committee of AIDS Treatment Activist Coalition (www.atac-usa.org) by e-mailing Julie Davids at jdavids@champnetwork.org, or calling 212.966.0466 ext. 1226.

Write to: POZ Subscriptions; Old Chelsea Station; PO Box 1937; New York, NY 10114-1937. Our monthly guide to everything HIV is free to any positive prisoner.

Project Inform
Outreach and Education Department
205 13th St., Ste. 2001; San Francisco, CA 94103-2461
Inmates: Call 415.558.9051. Treatment Hotline: 800.822.7422
Acclaimed treatment hotline plus great “HIV 101” information sheets and newsletters (including WISE Words, just for women), all free to prisoners.

Attn: Precious Jackson
1566 South Burnside Ave.; Los Angeles, CA 90019
323.965.1564; toll-free hotline: 800.554.4876 (Spanish and English); www.women-alive.org
Write this women’s HIV group for free woman-focused HIV treatment information plus their biannual newsletter.

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