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.
Offering info on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention,
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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