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National HIV Testing Resource

Large list of HIV/AIDS Testing clinics

GENERAL SUPPORT HOTLINES

National AIDS Hotline

English: 1-800-342-AIDS
Spanish: 1-800-344-7432

National S.T.D. Hotline

Phone: 800-227-8922

Center for Disease Control

CDC AIDS/STD hotline number (1-800-342-2437)
or (800)-227-8922 & (800)-243-7889 TTY
(800)-344-7432 Spanish
Website: http://www.cdc.gov

National AIDS Information Clearinghouse

Phone: 800-458-5231

American Foundation for AIDS Research

733 3rd Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-682-7440

Gay Men’s Health Crisis

129 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-807-6655

HIV and gay-specific services

715 West 179th Street (corner of Fort Washington Avenue) NY, NY 10033 (212) 795-4226.

HIV Testing & Counselling – STD Clinic

Howard Brown Memorial Clinic
945 West George
Chicago, IL 60657
Contact: Social Services Dept.
Phone: 312-871-5777

Pediatric AIDS Foundation

2407 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 613
Santa Monica, CA 90403

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

P.O. Box 6182
San Francisco, CA 94101-6182
Contact: Pat Christen, Director
In CA: AIDS Hotline, 415-863-AIDS

People With AIDS Coalition of New York (PWAC)

(800) 828-3280
Hours: Mondays – Fridays 9AM – 6PM, Tuesday 10AM – 6PM (ET)

Seattle Treatment Education Project [STEP]

Alternative experimental treatments.
(800) 869-7837

STATE SUPPORT

Alaska

In state: 800-478-2437
Elsewhere: 907-276-4880

Alabama

In state: 800-228-0469

Arkansas

In state: 800-482-5400
Elsewhere: 501-661-2408

Arizona

In state: 800-352-3792

California

Southern California: 800-922-2437
Southern California (TTY/TDD): 888-225-AIDS
Los Angeles: 800-367-2437
Northern California: 800-367-2437
Northern California (TTY/TTD) 415-864-6606
Filipino: 800-345-AIDS
Elsewhere: 415-863-2437

Aids Families & Friends Support Group
Garden Grove, CA. 92840
(714) 534-2437

Colorado

In state: 800-252-2437
Denver only: 303-782-5186

Connecticut

In state: 800-203-1234

Delaware

In state: 800-422-0429

District of Columbia

In metro DC. & VA: 800-322-7432
Elsewhere: 202-332-2437

Florida

In state: 800-352-AIDS (English) or 800-545-SIDA (Spanish)
Haitian Creole: 800-243-7101

Aids Support Group Of Indian Rivercounty
2206 16th Ave. Vero Beach, FL. 32960
(561) 569-8080

Georgia

Office of Public Inquiries
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
(404) 639-3534
(800) 311-3435

In Georgia: 800-551-2728
Elsewhere: 404-876-9944
Atlanta: 404-872-0600

Hawaii

In state: 800-321-1555
Elsewhere: 808-922-1313

Idaho

In state: 800-677-2437

Illinois

Phone: 800-243-AIDS (Illinois Only)
In state: 800-243-2437; 800-782-0423 (TTY/TDD)

Vermilion
217-431-2662, ext 300, or contact us via email at jtrimmel@vchd.org

Indiana

In state: 800-848-2437; 800-972-1846 (TTY/TTD)

Iowa

In state: 800-445-2437

Kentucky

In state: 800-840-2865

Louisiana

In state: 800-992-4379
Elsewhere: 504-944-2437
TDD: 944-2492

Maine

In state: 800-851-2437
Elsewhere: 800-775-1267

Maryland

In state: (Bilingual) 800-638-6252
Metro DC. & VA: 800-322-7432
Hispanic AIDS Hotline: 301-949-0945
Baltimore area only: 800-553-3140 (TTY/TDD)

Massachusetts

In state: 800-235-2331
Elsewhere: 617-536-7733; 617-437-1672 (TTY/TDD)

Michigan

In state: 800-872-2437; 800-332-0849 (TTY/TDD)
Spanish: 800-826-SIDA
Health Care Workers: 800-522-0399

Aids Support Group
705 1/2 10th Ave. Menominee, MI. 49858
(906) 863-7343

Minnesota

In state: 800-248-2437
Elsewhere: 612-373-2437

Minnesota AIDS Project AIDSLine

Metro Area (612)373-AIDS
(612)373-2465 TTY
Statewide 1-800-248-AIDS
1-888-820-2437 TTY

http://www.mnaidsproject.org

Missouri

800-533-2437

Mississippi

In state: 800-826-2961

Montana

In state: 800-233-6668
Eastern Montana: 800-675-2437
Western Montana: 800-663-9002

Nebraska

800-782-2437

Nevada

In state: 800-842-2437

New Hampshire

In state: 800-752-2437

New Jersey

In state: 800-624-2377; 973-926-8008 (TTY/TDD)

Aids Support Group Of Northern Ocean County
Point Pleasant, NJ. 08742
(732) 892-6777

Hyacinth House
The Major care and support referral center in NJ
(800) 433-0254
(800) 433-0254

New Mexico

In state: 800-545-2437

New York

In state (counseling): 800-872-2777 (M-F 2-8, S & S 10-6)
(Tapes information tapes, 24 hrs.): 800-541-2437 (counselors: M-F 8-8, S & S 10-6)
(Treatment information): 800-633-7444
Albany only: 800-233-SIDA
In New York: (Spanish): 800-233-7432
People With AIDS Coalition Hotline: 212-647-1420
Mothers of PWAs available M, W, &F 2-6 outside New York , call 800-828-3280

Queens County

Rego Park
97-45 Queens Boulevard, 12th Floor
Rego Park, New York 11374
Tel: 718 896-2500
Fax: 718 275-2094

Jamaica
175-61 Hillside Avenue
Jamaica, New York 11432
Tel: 718 739-2525
Fax: 718 739-2552

Far Rockaway
1600 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, New York 11691
Tel: 718 868-8645
Fax: 718 868-8436

Harm Reduction Sites

Jamaica
175-21 88th Avenue
Jamaica, New York 11432
Tel: 718 739-7444

Far Rockaway
16-11 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, New York 11691
Tel: 718 868-1397

Independent Living Skills and Housing Site

Jamaica
88-10 178th Street
Jamaica, New York 11432
Tel: 718 262-8750
Fax: 718 262-8760

DS Drug Assistance Program
People who qualify can get financial assistance for HIV-related medications.
(800) 542-243

AIDS Hotline
(800) 342-2437

Center for Disease Control
404 639-2891

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service
(800) HIV-0440

National Clinical Trials Information Service
(800) 874-2572

Project Inform
National HIV Treatment Hotline. M-S 1PM to 7PM Pacific Time.
(800) 822-7422
In CA: (800) 334-7422

Viaticus, Inc.
Life insurance buy-out to provide immediate funds to people facing life threatening illnesses. Beware, insurance buy-outs should be entered carefully!

http://www.vrsc.com

ADAPT Needle Exchange
Call for location.
(718) 782-2080
(212) 289-1957

Advocacy Group for Filipinos with HIV/AIDS
John: (212) 966-3964
Manny: (212) 966-3446

AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power [ACT UP/NY]
(212) 564-2437

AIDS Treatment and Data Network
(212) 268-4196

Asian & Pacific Islanders’ Coalition on HIV/AIDS [APICHA]
(212) 349-3293

Body Positive
All kinds of support groups.
(212) 721-1346

Bronx/Harlem Needle Exchange
Call for location.
(718) 842-7050

Direct AIDS Alternative Information Resources [DAAIR]
(212) 725-6994

Experimental Treatment Hotline
Pre-recorded message.
In NYS: (800) 633-7444
Outside NYS: (212) 239-5523

Gay Men’s Health Crisis [GMHC]
AIDS Hotline: (212) 807-6655
AIDS Hotline-TDD (hearing impaired): (212) 645-7470

Hispanic AIDS Forum
M-F 9AM to 6PM
(212) 966-6662

Housing Works
Housing Assistance for people who are HIV+ or have AIDS, and needle exchange (call for location of exchange).
(212) 966-0466 x286

Long Island Association for AIDS Care [LIAAC]
Healthcare referral center.
(516) 385-2437

Lower East Side Needle Exchange
Call for location. Features a “Women Only” clinic.
(212) 228-7734

New York State AIDS Tape Hotline
Recorded messages and referrals for HIV-related services.
(800) 541-2437

New York State HIV Counselling Hotline
Counseling over telephone and referrals for services.
(800) 872-2777

New York State Deaf HIV/AIDS Hotline
Counseling over TTY and referrals for services.
(800) 369-2437 (TTY)

People With AIDS Health Group
Experimental drugs and buyer club.
(212) 255-0520

St. Anne’s Corner Needle Exchange (Bronx)
Call for location.
(718) 585-5544

South Asian AIDS Action [SAAA]
Culturally specific HIV and AIDS information.
(212) 239-1451 x6126

North Dakota

In state: 800-472-2180

Ohio

In state: 800-332-2437; 800-332-3889 (TTY/TDD)

Oklahoma

In state: 800-535-2437

Oregon

Area codes 503, 206 and 208: 800-777-2437
Voice & TTY: 503-223-2437

Pennsylvania

In state: 800-662-6080
Critical Path Project Hotline: 215-545-2212
Fax: 215-463-7160 (publications orders)

Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico: 800-981-5721
Elsewhere: 809-765-1010

Rhode Island

800-726-3010
Spanish: 800-442-7432

South Carolina

In state: 800-322-2437

South Dakota

In state: 800-592-1861

Tennessee

In state: 800-525-AIDS

Texas

In state: 800-299-2437

Aids Hiv Support Group
708 Paluxy Rd. Granbury, TX. 76048
(817) 279-6155

Aids-Hiv Support Group
1105 Santa Fe Dr. Weatherford, TX. 76086
(817) 596-3022

Utah

In state: 800-366-2437
Salt Lake City: 801-487-2100

Vermont

In state: 800-882-2437

Virginia

In state: 800-533-4148
Hispanic hotline: 800-322-7432

Aids Support Group
700 Harris St. Charlottesville, VA. 22903
(804) 979-7714

Washington

In state: 800-272-2437

KING COUNTRY CRISIS CLINIC
Community Information Line (M-F 8am-6pm): (206) 461-3200, 1-800-621-INFO
24 – Hour Crisis Line: (206) 461-3222, 1-866-4CRISIS
Teen Link (Daily 6-10pm): (206) 461-4922, 1-866-TEENLINK
Business Office (M-F 8am-5pm): (206) 461-3210

Our database provides detailed information on over 8,200 health and human services serving King County and is regarded as the most complete source for referral information in the community. Available free to the public at http://www.crisisclinic.org our database receives over 1,000,000 hits annually and is used by our phone workers on the 24-Hour Crisis Line, the Community Information Line, and Teen Link to assist our 155,000 callers annually.

Larry Keil /Susie McIntyre
HIV/AIDS Program WA USA
Email: hivstd.info@metrokc.gov
Phone: (206) 205-STDs

West Virginia

In state: 800-642-8244

Wisconsin

In state: 800-334-2437
414-273-2437

Wyoming

800-327-3577

RACE SUPPORT

SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD

(206) 324-9360
HIV/AIDS education, counselling and health care for Native Americans. Call for information about current support groups.

ASIAN PACIFIC AIDS COUNCIL

(206) 467-O884
Education and referral to client services for Asians and Pacific Islanders. Call for information about current support groups.

HIV POSITIVE LATINOS SUPPORT GROUP

Call Michelle at (206) 322-7061 ext. 230
Ongoing support group for Latino women and men meets Friday evenings from 7:30-10:00 p.m. Assistance with childcare and transportation are provided.

WOMEN SUPPORT

BABES NETWORK

(206) 720-4377
Support for women living with HIV/AIDS; social gatherings, one-on-one support, educational forums and advocacy. Childcare provided for clients. Call for details regarding available support groups.

website : http://www.babesnetwork.org

CHOICES

(206) 543-4442
A women’s health project funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to the UW School of Social Work which brings small groups of women together to explore safer sex in their lives.

WINGS PROJECT Women in Group Support

(206) 720-4391
Research study to determine the effectiveness of skill building support groups designed to protect women from HIV and STDs.

YOUTH SUPPORT

YOUTHCARE

(206) 694-4500 (Seattle) (800) 833 6388 (elsewhere)

TDD: 206.587.5500 (Seattle)

2500 NE 54th Street, Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98105-3142

24 hour Crisis Line
(206) 725-8888

Website: http://www.youthcare.org/
email: info@youthcare.org

Education and social services for street involved, homeless, runaway and sexual minority youth. YouthCare offers a variety of programs for youth.

LAMBERT HOUSE

(206) 322-2515
Gay, lesbian, bisexual youth support to all under age 22. Call for information regarding current groups and activities.

Project P.I.E.

(206) 622-5555
Offers free and anonymous HIV testing for people age 14-22. Case management services for street involved, homeless and sexual minority youth and young people.

RISE n’ SHINE

(206) 628-8949
website:

SPY Seattle’s Positive Youth

(206) 282-9907 ext264
Regular support group run by and for youth ages 14-25 living with HIV which is currently more social activities focused but evolves based on the group’s needs.

YOUTH EASTSIDE SERVICES

(425) 747-4937
Counselling and support services for youth ages 6-22 for various issues such as drugs and alcohol, sexual abuse, domestic violence, anger management, parenting and other areas based on identified needs. Call for information about current counselling and support group services.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

HIV/AIDS PROGRAM CLIENT SERVICES

Seattle King County Department of Public Health
ONE-ON-ONE Program
(206) 296-4848
Program for people who have recently tested HIV positive offers limited health care services, risk reduction counselling and emotional support. Provides referral to support groups.

ARBORETUM COUNSELING SERVICES

(206) 324-9378
Group of mental health therapists who offer individual counselling services and have experience dealing with HIV/AIDS issues. Various support groups are offered; some of which would be appropriate for people with HIV or AIDS related concerns.

MEN’S COUNSELING CENTER NW

(206) 328-4636
Individual, couples and group therapy available. Call for information about current support groups.

SEATTLE COUNSELING SERVICES SCS

(206) 323-0220
Information and referral, crisis phone line, emotional support and counseling services for sexual minorities. Provides referral to support groups.

SEATTLE AIDS SUPPORT GROUP (SASG)
(206) 322-AIDS, 322-2437.
303 17th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112
Emotional support groups and drop-in center. There are many different groups available including: HIV Positive Men’s Group, AIDS Group, Heterosexual Group, Shoulders (partners, friends and family), Women’s Group and HIV-Negative Gay/Bi Men along with many others. SASG also offers book discussion groups and other activities. All groups and activities are free of charge.

Call SASG for information on current groups, locations and times.

SEATTLE INSTITUTE FOR SEX THERAPY, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
(206) 522-8588
Assists men and women in exploring their sexuality. Classes, workshops, counselling and support groups are available. Periodically support groups are offered which would address HIV/AIDS issues.

SHANTI

(206) 322-0279
Free one-on-one emotional support for people with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. May offer workshops periodically. Call for information.

Larry Keil /Susie McIntyre
HIV/AIDS Program WA USA
Email: hivstd.info@metrokc.gov
Phone: (206) 205-STDs

website: http://www.seattleshanti.org

FRIENDS FOR LIFE SOCIETY

(206) 233-8444
Provides education, emotional, spiritual and physical support for people with life challenging situations. Friends for Life offers a variety of workshops and classes. They have a weekly support group called the “Big Group.” This group has two facilitators; one mental health counsellor and one meditation leader.

HEAL

(425) 391-6910
Provides alternative AIDS information and programs, lectures and support meetings.

IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL

(206) 282-1055
Ask for Patrick Johnson Ph.D
Support group for gay men who are HIV positive and have been living with HIV or AIDS at least five years. The group intends to provide a safe context for long term survivors to explore issues and concerns such as: feeling socially isolated and unsupported by friends or family, how to proceed with dating and relationships, discomfort about “coming out” as HIV positive, concerns about career and life pursuits, maintaining physical health and emotional well being. The group meets weekly for eight weeks and is facilitated by Patrick Johnson, a licensed clinical psychologist who is experienced working with gay clients with HIV/AIDS. The usual cost is $40.00 per session and there are sliding fee and scholarship possibilities as well. Call Patrick Johnson for more information.

HIV Positive Men Becoming Sexually Safer Together

(206) 685-4230
Anonymous telephone counseling groups facilitated by masters level mental health therapists. These groups provide support for developing and maintaining safer sexual behaviors for HIV positive men who are concerned about either transmitting HIV or getting a sexually transmitted disease. A nine week commitment is requested from participants with an optional follow up group available after the nine weeks. Please call for more information.
website: http://www.positivepower.org