November #41 : Helper Cells - by Belinda Filippelli

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Table of Contents

Organizing Inside

Concealed Weapon

Long Day's Journey

Lethal Lottery

Natural Bootleg


One for the Books

Flying Ace

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Hatch a Plan

Signs of Life

The Trouble With Norvir

Engine No. 48,000


To the Editor

None the Wiser

Tomato, Tomahto

Enter at Your Own Risk

Say What

Swim Lessons

Stigma Enigma

Daddy’s Helper

Nushawn on the Block

Privacy Parsed

Equal Protection for All

“Just Say No” to Welfare

Ms. Thurman Goes to Washington

POZ Picks

Show and Tell

The Eye in the Storm

Get Our Phil

POZarazzi: AIDS! The Musical

Verse: Amirah


One for the Books

Flying Ace

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Hatch a Plan

Poetic License

Poetic License

The Vision Thing

Stop the World, I want to Get Off

Surviving Behind the Walls

Prick and Tell

The Bitter End

Draining the Reservoirs

Testosterone Beats Fatigue

Carnitine Boosts CD4s

Multivitamins for Moms

Bleach Works

HIV Med Line

Weight List

Do the Hustle

A Mantra a Day

Attack of the Monster Combo

Helper Cells

He Still Is What He Is

Dark Secrets

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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November 1998

Helper Cells

by Belinda Filippelli

Information and advocacy for prisoners with HIV

The following organizations offer support of all kinds to HIV positive prisoners, so give a shout. For a more complete list, write to POZ at 349 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10014, or visit our website at


ACLU National Prison Project

AIDS in Prison Project
Attn: Jackie Walker
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20009
Legal/policy info, free newsletters, referrals; provides letters of complaint and the free Prisoner’s Self-Help Litigation Manual.

AIDS in Prison Project
Osborne Association
809 Westchester Ave.
Bronx, NY 10455
Info, educational material and magazines.

Alliance for Inmates With AIDS
80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1501
New York, NY 10011
Legal and medical advocacy, peer education and support, referrals to member organizations, including The Fortune Society in New York.

Correctional HIV Consortium
1525 Santa Barbara St., #1
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Spanish/English info, discharge planning, program planning and AIDS education for correctional staff and inmates.

Critical Path AIDS Project
2062 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
215.545.2212 (inmates can call collect)
24-hour treatment info hotline and a free newsletter.

National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA)
1413 K St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Referrals, advocacy and free newsletters Medical Alert and Active Voice.

People With AIDS Coalition of New York (PWAC-NY)
50 West 17th St., 8th floor
New York, NY 10011
Free monthly magazine and inmate pen-pal project.

Prisoners With AIDS—Rights Advocacy Group (PWA-RAG)
1626 N. Wilcox Ave., #537
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers an excellent Quarterly Newsline publication for free and legal advocacy program.


Women’s Project
2224 Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72206
Provides services to women’s prisons, including a free training guide for prisoner peer educators.

HIV in Prison Committee (HIP)
2489 Mission St., Suite 28
San Francisco, CA 94110
Educational resources for prisoners nationwide. Advocacy peer-education programs and speakers provided for prisoners statewide.

Community Partners in Action
110 Bartholomew Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
Provides AIDS education and training for prison staff and inmates.

AIDS Delaware
100 W. 10th St., Suite 315
Wilmington, DE 19801
HIV testing, counseling, nutritional support and case management for prisoners.

Delaware Center for Justice
501 Shipley St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Peer-education programs, counseling support groups, referrals to community-based organizations and HIV testing for inmates.

District of Columbia
Prisoners’ Legal Services Project
1400 20th St. NW, Suite 117
Washington, DC 20036
Advocacy for proper medical care, assistance with parole, referrals to community services.

Good Samaritan Project
825N 7th St., Suite 301
Kansas City, KS 66101
Case management and emergency assistance.

Nebraska AIDS Project
139 South 40th St.
Omaha, NE 68131
800.782.AIDS (statewide only)
Case management and treatment info.

New Jersey
American Friends Service Committee Criminal Justice Program
972 Broad St., 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Community referrals and support groups.

New York
AIDS Counseling and Education Program (ACE)
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
914.241.3100 x275
Peer-based program provides education, counseling and a buddy system for inmates.

AIDS/HIV Hotline for Prisoners
Tues., Wed., Thurs.: 3-8 pm
212.674.0800 (inmates can call collect)
Peer counseling, education, referrals and transitional planning. Spanish/English.

HIV in Prison Project
40 Rector St., 10th floor
New York, NY 10006
212.333.5560 (inmates can call collect)
Spanish/English hotline Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm providing advocacy, education and outreach.

Women’s Prison Association
110 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Discharge planning, case management and a family reunification shelter.

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
1211 Chestnut St., Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Legal advocacy, referrals and the free pamphlet AIDS and the Law: Your Rights in Pennsylvania


Prisoners with AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
517 College St., Suite 237
Toronto, ON M6G 4A2
Advocacy, support and newsletter Cell Count.

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