There are a growing number of organizations for women with HIV offering cutting-edge information through hotlines, newsletters and websites. These resources are there for those women who won’t settle for the usual unisex approach.
AIDS in Prison Project of the National Prison Project, ACLU 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 410 Washington, DC 20009/ 202.234.4830 Advocacy, publications and referrals for prisoners with HIV.
Asian-Pacific Islander Wellness Center 730 Polk St., 4th Floor San Francisco, CA 94109/ 415.292.3400 www.apiwellness.org Multilingual AIDS hotline (including women-specific information), policy advocacy, education, technical assistance.
Center for Women Policy Studies 1211 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 312 Washington, DC 20036/ 202.872.1770 Advocacy for women with HIV, policy reports, conferences.
DemiMondaine 225 W. Washington St., Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60606/ 312.419.7074 www.iapac.org/demilaunch.html Magazine for immunocompromised women, published by the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care.
Latina Roundtable on Health and Reproductive Rights 116 E. 16th St., 7th Floor New York, NY 10003/ 212.533.9055 Advocacy for HIV positive Latinas, information, referrals, workshops.
Lesbian AIDS Project (LAP) Gay Men’s Health Crisis, 119 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011/ 212.367.1363 Programs for HIV positive lesbian and bisexual women: Newsletter, educational materials, safe sex workshops, support groups.
National Black Women’s Health Project 1211 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 310 Washington, DC 20036/ 202.835.0117 Advocacy for HIV positive black women, education, self-help groups.
National Women’s Health Network 514 10th St., NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20004/ 202.628.7814 Clearinghouse for women’s health info, including AIDS.
Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center PO Box 572, Lake Andes, SD 57356/ 605.487.7072 www.nativeshop.org Health education and advocacy for HIV positive Native American women.
Project WISE (Women’s Information Service and Exchange) Project Inform, 205 13th St., Suite 2001 San Francisco, CA 94103/ 800.822.7422 Treatment advocacy for women with HIV, medical fact sheets, newsletter.
Women Alive 1566 S. Burnside Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019/ 213.965.1564 www.thebody.com\wa\wapage.html Coalition run by and for women with HIV: National hotline, quarterly newsletter, treatment advocacy, peer support groups.
Women’s Institute AIDS Medicine and Miracles, PO Box 2650, Boulder, CO 80308/ 800.875.8770 www.csd.net/~amm One-day retreat for women with HIV held in various cities.
WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases) PO Box 11535, Oakland, CA 94611/ 510.658.6930 www.womanhiv.org Advocacy and newsletter (English/Spanish versions) for women with HIV.
Colorado Empowerment Program for Women 1245 E. Colfax Road, Room 404 Denver, CO 80215/ 303.863.7817
Florida AIDS Resource Alliance (ARA) 701 E. South St. Orlando, FL 32801/ 407.894.2233 www.flaids.com/ara/index.htm
Florida Women’s AIDS Resource Movement (WARM) c/o Tampa AIDS Project, 11215 N. Nebraska Ave., Suite B3 Tampa, FL 33612/ 813.979.1919
Georgia Project Azuka PO Box 9173 Savannah, GA 31412/ 912.233.6733
SisterLove Women’s AIDS Project 713 Cascade Ave. Atlanta, GA 30310/ 404.753.7733 Illinois Chicago Women’s AIDS Project 5249 N. Kenmore Chicago, IL 60640/ 773.271.2070
Iowa HEROES (Helping Each Other Reach Out and Educate Society) PO Box 41283 Des Moines, IA 50311/ 515.280.6422
New Jersey New Jersey Women and AIDS Network 5 Elm Row, Suite 112 New Brunswick, NJ 08901/ 800.747.1108 or 732.846.4462
New York Women’s Treatment Project, PWA Health Group 150 W. 26th St., Suite 201 New York, NY 10001/ 212.255.0520 www.aidsnyc.org/pwahg
Just Kids PO Box 42 New York, NY 10014/ 800.341.1810
Life Force, Women Fighting AIDS 165 Cadman Plaza East, Suite 310 Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 718.797.0937
Oregon Women’s Intercommunity AIDS Resource (WIAR) 1608 SE Ankeny Portland, OR 97214/ 503.238.4420 Pennsylvania WISDOM (Women with Immune System Disorders Organizing and Meeting) 5820 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144/ 215.732.6560
Texas Women’s HIV Coalition 1475 W. Gray Houston, TX 77019/ 713.935.8530
Washington State BABES: A sisterhood of women facing HIV together 1001 Broadway, Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98103/ 206.720.4377