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Community Resources

Western Pennsylvania HIV/AIDS Resources

Pennsylvania HIV/AIDS Annual Summary & Other Reports: Pennsylvania Department of Health statewide and regional HIV/AIDS reports and statistics.

2008 Needs Assessment:  The assessment was a joint effort of Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

ALPHA is a group of HIV+ men and their allies who are dedicated to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness in Southwestern Pennsylvania. We are an independent "union of voices" that remains invested in many of our organizations.

Coordinated Care Network provides specialized 340B pharmacy services and case management services to underserved populations throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Georgia. Their mission is to provide discounted pharmacy services to public sector insurers and safety net providers across the United States.

www.guystudies.com Local research organizations who are focused on the advancement of research for gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the greater Pittsburgh area. If you’re interested in volunteering for a study, click on any one of the helpful study links provided here.

www.m4mhealthysex.org:  M4mhealthysex.org is a joint effort between the Pennsylvania Prevention Project and the Pitt Men's Study at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh.  Its purpose is to provide reliable, up-to-date sexual health information for men who have sex with men (MSM) in the state of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center: Provides HIV/AIDS-related training to health care providers.

Persad Center, Inc.:  The nation’s second oldest licensed counseling center specifically created to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.  Also provides counseling to persons with HIV/AIDS

Pitt Men's Study: Confidential HIV/AIDS research study that has been ongoing in Pittsburgh for the past 18 years

Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment (PACT): HIV/AIDS-related patient care, education and research

Project HOPE (HIV Outreach Prevenion and Education), a program of Drug and Alcohol Services of Beaver Valley, provides HIV support groups and a food bank to HIV/AIDS-infected individuals. Project HOPE provides confidential oral HIV testing Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Drug and Alcohol Services, 697 State St., Beaver PA 15009. For information, call (724) 728-8220 or (724) 581-6825, or email.

Shepherd Wellness Community: AIDS service organization offering support and assistance to persons affected by HIV/AIDS

Staying Positive provides a supportive social network for young people who are HIV positive.

StopHIV.com: Community HIV prevention resources   

Travelers Aid: Travelers Aid provides bus tickets for medical appointments and appointments at PATF for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh; P.O. Box 9024, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. 412-687-8005

Other HIV/AIDS Resources

AIDS Films: A listing of classic films dealing with AIDS; compiled by PlanetOut.

AIDS Free Pittsburgh: AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) is an initiative comprised of government agencies, healthcare institutions, and community-based organizations that strive to support and improve the care of people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as those who are HIV-vulnerable. AIDS Free Pittsburgh does not provide services directly, but rather works to raise awareness and build collaboration among community stakeholders.

AIDS.gov National HIV/AIDS Strategy: our country's first roadmap to addressing the domestic epidemic of HIV/AIDS (released July 13, 2010)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation: AIDS Healthcare Foundation's mission is to provide cutting-edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay.

AIDSinfo: Comprehensive information on treatments and clinical trials. AIDSinfo creates mobile applications for popular AIDSinfo features. These apps allow access to federally approved HIV/AIDS treatment and research information optimized for mobile devices and are offered free of charge. Download apps for free

AIDSmeds: Comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatments, symptoms and testing information

AIDS Memorial Quilt: In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

AIDS.org:  AIDS.org makes access to important AIDS information easier and faster.  The site provides prevention, testing, and treatment information to over 250,000 people every month.

AIDS United: A national advocacy organization for HIV/AIDS care and treatment services,  prevention and research.  

American Social Health Association: Working to stop STDs and their harmful effects to individuals and families.

AmFAR: The American Foundation for AIDS Research

Body A: Multimedia AIDS and HIV Information Resource. Clinical trials, alternative medicine, legal and financial information, and prevention.

Center for AIDS Preventive Studies: Prevention fact sheets, news, and links.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Leading federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people; HIV/AIDS facts and statistics.  

Centros para el Control y la Prevencion de Enfermedades: Informacion sobre el VIH.

CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN): The nation's largest collection of information and resources on HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. Please note that CDC has a new HIV/AIDS Hotline: CDC-INFO 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) 1-888-232-6348 TTY 24 Hours/Day email.

Critical Path AIDS Project: Clinical trials, buyers' clubs, alternative treatment information, and links.

The Date Hookup: AIDS Resources and Information

Gay Men's Health Crisis: Treatment information and online newsletter.

Greater Than AIDS: National media campaign to prevent the spread of HIV in the African American community.

HealingWell.com:  Information resource for patients, caregivers, and families coping with diseases, disorders and chronic illness. 

Us Helping Us: HIV/AIDS prevention and care services for black gay and bisexual men.

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Update July 2011 First annual update on the progress of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

PrEP Watch: A clearinghouse for information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention.

Project Inform: Treatment and general information.

PublicHealth.org: General information. 

Stop Black AIDS: National initiative to prevent the spread of HIV in the African American community.

United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS

World Health Organizations

Youtube: President Obama's National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Please Note: Information provided on these Websites is solely for reference and is the responsibility of the authors.  Opinions published here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of PATF.  Nothing contained herein constitutes endorsement of any sort unless otherwise noted.  Nothing herein should constitute a diagnosis or recommended treatment; qualified physicians should be sought in any such case.

Additional Community Resources

GLCC - The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh (GLCC) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) individuals, their families, and supporters in Western Pennsylvania with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding and equality within the LGBT communities and the community-at-large.

GLEC - The GLEC is Pittsburgh's Premier GLBT Professional networking group.  GLEC is the Gay and Lesbian Executive Committee. 

POWER - Helping women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs and reducing the incidence of addiction in future generations.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Legal information for gay, lesbian and other nontraditional couples and families.

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