HIV AIDS

  • Act Up - ACT UP is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis. Includes information about HIV/AIDS and HEPATITIS C in New York State's Prisons, which according to the U.S. Department of Justice, is the state with largest known infection rate of 7,000 inmates.

  • AIDSinfo - Offering info on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.

  • AIDS in Prison Project - Brochures for HIV-positive people. Info hotline in English and Spanish. Also provides transitional housing with case management for recently released and ex-prisoners. Family Resource Center hotline at (800) 344-3314.

  • AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Provides legal services for prisoners in PA with HIV/AIDS. Se habla espanol. English and Spanish. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AIDSLawPA

  • AIDS Training and Education Center (ATEC) - Coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration. ATEC provides training for all healthcare providers, including correctional staff.

  • Centers For Disease Control and Prevention - Article discussing HIV Transmission Among Male Inmates in a Georgia State Prison System. Provides detailed statistics such as the estimated prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is nearly five times higher for incarcerated populations than for the general U.S. population.

  • Greater Than AIDS - Responds to the AIDS crisis in the US, in particular the severe and disproportionate epidemic among Black Americans. Publishes newsletters and information.

  • Hepatitis C Support Project - Write for list of available publications, including fact sheets on HepC.

  • HIV InSite - From the HIV InSite Knowledge Base Chapter, article by Elizabeth Kantor, MD, University of California San Francisco. Includes information about HIV Transmission and Prevention in prisons.

  • Housing Works - Housing Works is a minority-controlled, community-based, not-for-profit corporation providing housing, health care, advocacy, job training, and vital supportive services to homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS.

  • Latino Commission on AIDS - Provides education and training for treatment for all those in need with the HIV virus. Offers written information and resources in Spanish.

  • Legislative Action Coalition on Prison Health - The Legislative Action Coalition on Prison Health (LACPH) is a coalition of more than 40 organizations working together on a long term legislative campaign supporting a package of bills that would ensure proper healthcare, HIV prevention and education to inmates in New York's prison system.

  • Legal Action Center (New York) - The Legal Action Center’s mission is to assist New York state residents to fight discrimination against those with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas. Write for list of free publications. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Legal-Action-Center/117162234980967

  • Lifelong AIDS Alliance - Lifelong AIDS Alliance is an organization serving people living with HIV/AIDS in Seattle/King County, Washington that is committed to the effort of offering anonymous and confidential HIV tests to inmates in the Washington State Department of Corrections

  • National Minority AIDS Council - Develops leadership in communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. Has a free online resource library. Helps community and faith-based organizations, correctional facilities and health departments evaluate, improve and implement effective discharge planning for HIV positive prisoners and former prisoners.

  • The New England Journal of Medicine - Article Titled, “Sex, Drugs, Prisons, and HIV” by Susan Okie, M.D. that compares US Prisons to Western European countries, as well as Australia, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Moldova, Indonesia, and Iran in terms of drugs and HIV within Prisons.

  • Osborneny - New York City-based organization providing a helpline and other services for New York prisoners with HIV.

  • PASAN - Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network is a community-based network of prisoners, ex-prisoners, organizations, activists and individuals working together to provide advocacy, education, and support to prisoners on HIV/AIDS, HCV and related issues. PASAN formed in 1991 as a grassroots response to the AIDS crisis in the Canadian prison system. Today, we are the only organization in Canada exclusively providing HIV/AIDS education, support and advocacy to prisoners, ex-prisoners, young offenders and their families.

  • Prison Committee of California Prison Focus - The HIV/HCV in Prison Committee of California Prison Focus works on behalf of prisoners. Judy Greenspan, formerly of the HIV/AIDS in Prison Project of Catholic Charities, now chairs CPF's HIV in Prison Committee.

  • Project Inform - Provides HIV and AIDS hotline at 800-822-7422 and publications on HIV/AIDS. Se habla espanol.

  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation - HIV/AIDS hotline at 800-367-AIDS for CA prisoners only. Publishes "BETA," available in Spanish and English. Offers services to recently released people living with HIV. Does not offer a penpal service.

  • Test Positive Aware Network - HIV/AIDS publication, "Positively Aware" is a national magazine covering HIV/AIDS treatment, research, news, and profiles of people living with HIV. One issue focuses on HIV and the prison system every few years. Does not offer penpal or dating services. Free to those living with HIV and all prisoners; $30/yr for HIV-negative people on the outside.

  • TheBody.com - Several articles from The Body - An AIDS and HIV Information Resource.

  • TPAN - TPAN empowers people living with HIV through peer-led programming, support services, information dissemination, and advocacy. We also provide services to the broader community to increase HIV knowledge and sensitivity, and to reduce the risk of infection. Site includes extensive information about HIV treatment in prison.

  • WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases) - Provides information and educational support for women and families infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. Some spanish resources available. 

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