The AIDS InfoNet is a project of the New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center in the Infectious Diseases Division of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. The InfoNet was originally designed to make information on HIV/AIDS services and treatments easily accessible in both English and Spanish for residents of New Mexico. Its mission has expanded to that of providing HIV/AIDS treatment information in non-technical language in various languages. The primary audience for InfoNet materials includes people living with HIV and their caregivers, especially nurses and other first-line treatment providers. Through collaborative agreements with AIDS service organizations in various countries, the InfoNet is expanding the range of languages in which its materials are offered.
AIDSmeds.com is dedicated to providing people living with HIV the necessary information they need to make empowered treatment decisions. The founder and some of the writers of this web site are living with HIV, and we know first hand the challenges of learning how to fight this virus. By offering complete, but not complicated, up-to-date info, AIDSmeds.com seeks to help those that are both new and old to this challenge, and to remain a powerful resource for years to come.
Natap’s web site is a leader in up-to-the minute HIV treatment information, covering the latest in drug development and research, comprehensive conference reports, and in-depth articles on HIV treatments. NATAP’s newsletter, Protease Inhibitor User’s Guide, and other publications are all available on the site.
Whether your goal is to improve your health and well being while living with a specific disease, to find valuable therapies for addressing particular symptoms, or to just create a preventive plan for long-term health, the recommendations from individual consults can be very helpful.
Project Inform provides information on the diagnosis, treatment and research of HIV disease as well as public policy and access to health care in English and Spanish. As a national AIDS service organization, Project Inform is working to help end the epidemic and has been in the fight against HIV/AIDS since 1985 – when reliable information about the disease and its treatment was nearly impossible to obtain.
We advocate to improve health literacy and patient self-advocacy by providing patient-friendly educational information to HIV-positive people and their clinicians about ways to improve HIV treatment response, side effects, and quality of life. Additionally to advocate for ethical and compassionate research protocols in the areas of HIV treatment, HIV cure, aging, side effect management, and complementary therapies.
POZ magazine and poz.com are the nation’s leading publication and website about HIV/AIDS. Offering unparalleled editorial excellence, POZ and poz.com are identified by our readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease. Serving the community of people living with and those affected by HIV/AIDS since 1994, POZ chronicles the AIDS pandemic domestically—and around the world.
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.
Treatment Action Group is an independent AIDS research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, a vaccine, and a cure for AIDS. TAG works to ensure that all people with HIV receive lifesaving treatment, care, and information. We are science-based treatment activists working to expand and accelerate vital research and effective community engagement with research and policy institutions. TAG catalyzes open collective action by all affected communities, scientists, and policy makers to end AIDS.
Places that can help people living with HIV in the Denver Metro area:
Brother Jeff’s Community Health Initiative’s mission is to reduce the disproportionate HIV and AIDS rate among African Americans and to enhance the quality of life for African Americans living with HIV and AIDS regardless of age, faith, background or sexual orientation.
Colorado AIDS Project serves any HIV-positive person living in Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, Jefferson, Douglas Counties. Our services are free and confidential. Some services may have financial eligibility requirements defined by grant funder.
The fundamental purpose of the STI/HIV Section is to reduce STI/HIV infections and provide quality STI/HIV care and treatment services for all persons in Colorado. The mission of the STI/HIV Section is to mobilize resources, technology, and minds to provide quality programs that address the STI/HIV prevention, care, treatment, and education needs of all persons in Colorado.
The Council sets priorities for the services most needed in the Denver Transitional Grant Area (TGA), decides how much Part A (Title I) money should be used for each of these services (resource allocation), and develops a plan to provide these services (comprehensive plan). These decisions are based on an evaluation of the needs of people living with HIV (needs assessment). The Council also evaluates the administrative efficiency of the allocation of funds.
Empowerment Program provides education, employment assistance, health, housing referrals and support services to women who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection or involvement in the criminal justice system. Our goal is to decrease rates of recidivism by providing care management, support services, basic skills education, housing and resource coordination that can offer viable alternatives to habits and choices that may lead to criminal behaviors.
Caring for companion animals of low-income individuals with disabling illnesses. P.A.W.S. Colorado (Pets Are Wonderful Support) accepts 20 clients per month with disabling illnesses, on a first come first serve basis. There is no fee to apply. If you are in need of our services or know someone that is, call 303-693-1587.
Dedicated members of the Denver community founded Project Angel Heart in 1991. They were determined to ensure that those living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses were receiving proper nutrition — vital in the fight against disease. Project Angel Heart initially served 12 clients from a single, donated pan of lasagna. In 2008, Project Angel Heart delivered over 407,279 meals to 1,687 clients, free of charge. During eighteen years of phenomenal growth, our goal has always remained the same: ‘meals with love’ for men, women, and children living with life-threatening illness.
Cultivating Promotor’s to defend the health of the community through promoting health equity by balancing mind, body, and spirit. All communities will acknowledge, reclaim and practice indigenous ways that fundamentally support and sustain the balance of mind, body and spirit.
Drug Rehab.comThe Denver, Aurora, Lakewood and Broomfield areas have treatment services, support groups and rehabilitation facilities for people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Local initiatives lead substance abuse prevention efforts, and government task forces work to keep Denver communities safe. If you’re struggling with addiction, there’s help in Denver.
Treatment options for alcoholism vary and the “right” choice depends on the individual. Whichever path you choose, you can overcome this debilitating but common disorder.
Other Online Resources:
Sometimes you need a friend who listens. Sometimes you need a friend who can offer good advice. When you have AIDS or are HIV positive, good friends can be hard to come by. AIDS/HIV Nightline is here to help. The AIDS/HIV Nightline is available all night, every night, when other AIDS/HIV service agencies are closed. Toll-free numbers make the service accessible to all. The Nightline answers approximately 10,000 calls per year from all areas of the United States.
Information about State Disability Insurance (SDI), Social Security Disability Benefits — Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) — and Medicare and MediCal (Medicaid)
POZIAM was designed to inspire others like my father inspired me. Although he died of lung cancer and not HIV, his will to never give up inspired his only son to speak up and fight his battle with HIV/AIDS with words of existence.