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General HIV/AIDS Information

AEGIS-AIDS Education Global Information System 
Provides daily updates, CDC daily summaries, links to national, HIV-specific news services, links to HIV-specific publications and Law Library links.

 

The Body
User-friendly information includes doctors' answers to questions from people living with HIV, chat and bulletin boards and a vast document library that is updated daily.

 

Critical Path AIDS Project
Critical Path provides easy access to a range of potentially life-extending or life-saving AIDS prevention, treatment, and referral information.

 

HIV InSite
The site includes the AIDS Knowledge Base, a comprehensive online textbook of HIV disease, medical information, prevention and education, HIV/AIDS basics, social issues, statistics, and epidemiology. While geared towards health professionals, the site is an invaluable resource for people looking for more in-depth information. Also contains an excellent international section.

 

Kaiser Family Foundation HIV/AIDS Page
This excellent site, sponsored by the California-based health policy think tank, provides a wide range of information, including in-depth reports and a daily HIV/AIDS news summary.

 

POZ Magazine

Monthly magazine that covers HIV and AIDS's impact on life, politics, culture, and society. Also includes Spanish POZ magazine, POZ en Español, and MAMMa magazine for anyone whose life has been impacted by breast and reproductive cancers.

 

Survivorship A to Z
A web site that provides people living with HIV (and other life-changing conditions) an unprecedented breadth and depth of practical information, personalized to the user's health, financial and economic situation.

 

UNAIDS- Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS
Information regarding HIV's impact on the world. Includes hundreds of documents covering statistics, human rights, prevention and public policy.

Medical and Treatment Resources 

AIDS Action Committee — HIV Resource Library
Provides up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS medications, complementary therapies, opportunistic infections, symptoms and side effects. Available in English and Spanish.

 

AIDS Info 
Offering the latest federally approved information on research, clinical trials, treatment and prevention for patients and healthcare providers.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation is a Los Angeles-based global nonprofit provider of HIV prevention services, testing, and healthcare for HIV patients. AHF currently claims to provide medical care and services to more than 1 million individuals in 43 countries worldwide.

 

AIDS Treatment News
A complete archive of AIDS Treatment News through its current issue.

 

BETA — Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS
A newsletter that covers new developments in AIDS treatment research. Includes in-depth articles on HIV/AIDS treatments and illnesses, also available in Spanish.

 

Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
The latest HIV/AIDS news and reports, treatment resources, forums for feedback and discussion, fact sheets and links to AIDS in Canada. Also available in French.

 

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
This site features interviews and original articles by researchers and physicians. The news and conference sections are particularly thorough and up-to-date.

 

Medscape HIV/AIDS
The largest collection of free full text peer-reviewed medical articles, expert-authored state-of-the-art surveys in disease management, next summaries from medical meetings, and free access to MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, and TOXLINE. Provides CME credits.

 

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project
Provides the latest in HIV drug development, research, and treatment information. Daily highlight reports from conferences, NATAP newsletter, and summaries from NATAP forums.

 

 

Community-Based Organizations

 

HIV/AIDS Services

AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
One of the nation’s largest AIDS service organizations, APLA provides direct services to more than 10,000 men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County. The website features HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and policy information.

 

San Francisco AIDS Foundation
SFAF serves the people of San Francisco and is a global leader in the fight against AIDS. The web site provides national and region-specific HIV/AIDS information concerning policy, prevention and treatment issues.

 

 

National LGBT Organizations

 

Freedom to Marry
Works to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination.

 

GLAAD
Empowers LGBT people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

 

GLSEN
Works with educators, policymakers, community leaders and students on the urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools.

 

HRC

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, and in the community.

 

Immigration Equality
A national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals. Also provides legal assistance, training, and technical assistance.

 

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
The oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to safeguard and advance the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and policy work.

 

Marriage Equality
A volunteer-driven national grassroots organization whose mission is: "to secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation".

Local LGBT Organizations (NYC)

 

Local LGBT Organizations

 

Gay Grassroots
Provides a social network for LGBT individuals and focuses on advocacy, care, and information for LGBT individuals visiting Florida.
 
Lambda Coalition

The Lambda Coalition is committed to the establishment of a campus environment that is free of prejudices based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Part of Lambda Coalition's mission is to bring awareness to the campus and to help bridge the gap between all communities.

 

LGBT Film Festival

To bring a vibrant cultural experience to Pensacola and the surrounding area by using the unique expression of films with a specific focus on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community to foster awareness, inclusion, and diversity.

 

Sunday's Child

To promote equality and inspire inclusion across the community by awarding grants for significant charitable and economic initiatives.

 

Youth Organizations

 

Camp Fire USA

Camp Fire provides a nurturing, constructive and fun environment for young people to discover their sparks—unique skills, passions, and interests—and adopt a growth mindset. They chart their own course to healthy habits, community leadership, and connection to nature in collaboration with trained, caring adults. And, in turn, Camp Fire youth give back by sharing those skills in their communities.

 

Children' Home Society of NW Florida

For kids, teens and families struggling to cope or working through the crisis, we offer an array of counseling options to help. There are many types of counseling programs and many payment options available.

 

Currie House

Pensacola Currie House offers short-term residential shelter for abused, neglected, truant, and runaway youth ages 10-17 years old.

 

Gulf Coast Kids House

Gulf Coast Kid's House is a children's advocacy center serving Pensacola and Escambia County. As a children's advocacy center, we combine all of the professionals and resources needed for the intervention, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse cases under one child-friendly facility. Child victims and their families also receive mental health counseling at our center. 

 

M Power House

M Power is a transitional living program that works for youth ages 16-21 who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or aging out of foster care. 
Provides job training, educational support, life skills, and housing.

 

Project REACH

Project REACH is a program ECOH established to assist students in the Escambia County School District to help prevent homelessness. The program provides referrals and works with other area agencies to fill the family’s needs. Project REACH’s main goal is to remove barriers to school attendance and to keep children in school.

 

YMCA

As the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, we welcome a diverse membership that includes all ages, genders, races, religions, abilities and incomes. At the Y, you can make new friends, renew old friendships and help make Northwest Florida a better place to live.

 

 

Senior Organizations

 

Council on Aging

Council on Aging of West Florida helps seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties live healthy, safe and independent lives in their own familiar surroundings by providing community-based, in-home programs and services such as Meals on Wheels and Alzheimer's respite care

 

Area Agency on AgingThe Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc., Aging, and Disability Resource Center is not a direct provider of health or social services but rather the administrative agency for our area. The Agency collaborates with community-based service providers in the planning, coordination, development, and evaluation of programs and services currently available for those residents who are 60 years old and older.

 

Health Organizations

 

Children's Medical Service

Florida’s Children’s Medical Services Managed Care Plan (CMS Plan) provides children with special health care needs a family-centered, comprehensive, and coordinated system of care. The CMS Plan is designed to serve children under age 21 whose serious or chronic physical or developmental conditions require extensive preventive and ongoing care.

 

Escambia Community Clinics

Escambia Community Clinics is committed to assuring access to care for the medically needy, underinsured, 
uninsured, and underserved populations. Escambia Community Clinics provides care with compassion, dignity, and respect for each person regardless of ability to pay for services.

 

Escambia County Health Department

  • Vaccinations to protect children and adults against disease.

  • Home visits pregnant women and new moms.

  • Investigations to control outbreaks of infectious diseases.

  • Birth and death certificate issuance.

  • Clinical services to meet the special needs of women and children.

  • Dental services.

  • Nutritional services for expectant new mothers.

  • Septic tank inspections.

  • Inspections and permits for various public-use facilities.

  • Public information and inspiration to improve health.

  • School health nurses.

 

Good Samaritan Clinic

Eligibility: At or below 150% federal poverty level Accepts: Uninsured Only Fees: Free/No fee Languages spoken: English Services: Pediatric, Medical, Dental, Immunizations Hours: Call for hours Areas served: Santa Rosa County residents Good Samaritan Clinic offers many crucial medical services.

 

Homeless Healthcare

The clinic — open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday — provides everything from treatment of the common cold, to biopsies, prostate cancer screenings, and minor surgery. Smiley said her organization planned to subcontract with Baptist Health Care’s Lakeview Center to provide mental health counseling at the clinic by the beginning of April.

 

ProHealth

ProHealth Medical Care is a local, family-owned business. We serve your entire family at affordable prices, catering to people who don't have a primary care physician, health insurance or have high deductibles.

 

St. Josephs Free Clinic

St Joseph Catholic Church offers medical and dental care for uninsured, low-income patients. 
Walk-in clinic. 
Extractions only for dental-no resources for wisdom teeth.

 

Transgender Organizations

 

Gulf Coast Transgender Alliance

 The group is dedicated to providing a safe and empathetic environment for members and supporters of the transgender community to find resources, make new friends, and explore healthy ways of coping with a variety of gender spectrum issues.  

 

STRIVE

S-TR-IVE is an organization dedicated to bringing positive help, education, and legal support to the transgendered community at large. We are more than just a mental health support group in that we actively take part in helping other trans folks move through the legalities, family, business, health, public, and educational fields to become well-rounded and productive adults in our society.

 

Public Policy and Advocacy Resources


ACTUP NY
Advocacy information from the group that invented grass-roots AIDS activism.

 

AIDS Action
A Washington DC-based organization dedicated to the development, analysis, cultivation, and encouragement of sound policies and programs in response to the HIV epidemic. The website includes extensive legislative information section.

 

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition
A community and consumer-based organization founded to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of vaccines against HIV/AIDS. The website contains useful information on various issues surrounding HIV/AIDS vaccines.

 

American Public Health Association
A non-profit organization founded to develop, promote, and implement public human service policies and practices that improve the health and well-being of families, children, and adults. The site includes legislative information about managed care, health policy initiatives, and action alerts.

 

American Public Human Services Association
A membership organization of agencies and individuals concerned with welfare, child welfare, health care reform and other human services.

 

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
A research and policy-based organization that analyzes government policies and programs (such as housing and welfare) that affect primarily low- to middle-income people.

 

Children's Defense Fund
An advocacy organization dedicated to providing a voice for children. Focuses on health care and education.

 

Commonwealth Fund
A New York City-based private foundation supporting independent research on health and social issues.

 

Families USA
A national non-profit organization dedicated to grassroots advocacy surrounding Medicaid managed care and other national health care issues.

 

Names Project
Provides information about the AIDS Memorial Quilt, links, quilt display schedule, and a searchable list of names and panels.

 

National Health Law Program
A national public interest law firm that seeks to improve healthcare for disenfranchised groups.

 

National Minority AIDS Council
Established in 1987, NMAC is the premier national organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. The website includes numerous publications relating to policy and treatment as well as a conference calendar and list of HIV/AIDS hotlines.

 

Project Inform
A community-based organization working to end the AIDS epidemic. Provides general information about treatment, healthcare services, and policy issues.

 

Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart (PVS) is a citizen's organization dedicated to serving all Americans with accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making. The excellent search engine finds the names of your representatives using your zip code.

 

Treatment Action Group
The first and only AIDS organization dedicated solely to advocating for larger and more efficient research efforts, both public and private, towards finding a cure for AIDS. Features treatment reviews, policy papers, and TAGline newsletter.

 

The Urban Institute
A Washington, DC-based, non-partisan economic and social policy research organization.

 

Welfare Law Center
Focuses on government welfare policies. Works with and behalf of poor people to ensure that their basic needs are met.

 

Research and Academic Resources
 

ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative on AIDS)
Non-profit, community-based AIDS research and education center which studies treatments for HIV-related illnesses.

 

AIDS Research Institute
Bringing together hundreds of scientists and dozens of programs from throughout the University of California, San Francisco and affiliated labs and institutions, and working in close collaboration with affected communities, ARI is the largest AIDS research entity in the world outside of the National Institutes of Health.

 

amfAR — The Foundation for AIDS Research
National non-profit organization which supports all forms of AIDS research.

 

American Academy of HIV Medicine
An independent organization of HIV Specialists and others dedicated to promoting excellence in HIV/AIDS care.  Through advocacy and education, the Academy is committed to supporting health care providers in HIV medicine and to ensuring better care for those living with AIDS and HIV disease. The site includes a health care provider search tool.

 

New York Academy of Medicine
For 150 years, the Academy has served as an independent forum for the examination of health problems, as a catalyst for developing solutions to these problems, and as a vehicle for formulating and shaping health care policy.

 

Project Achieve (AIDS Community Health Initiative Enroute to a Vaccine Effort) 
New York City-based organization committed to conducting HIV prevention research and education.

 

Government HIV/AIDS Resources


International

 

UNAIDS- Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS
Information regarding HIV's impact on the world. Includes hundreds of documents covering international statistics, human rights, prevention, and public policy.

 

World Health Organization
Contains up-to-date information regarding diseases around the world. In English, French, and Spanish.

Federal

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead US federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.

 

CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
Provides up-to-date information about AIDS and HIV research, treatment and surveillance reports.

 

Centers for Disease Control — National Prevention Information Network
This site distributes the CDC's latest prevention news, with everything from the basics of HIV and STD transmission to summaries of prevention research.

 

Human Resources and Services Administration
The federal government agency responsible for administering Ryan White funds. The site also features HIV/AIDS statistics.

 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAID conducts and supports research that strives to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the myriad infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases that threaten hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

 

National Institutes of Health — Office of AIDS Research
Responsible for the scientific, budgetary, legislative and policy elements of the NIH AIDS research program.

 

Social Security Administration
Provides information on social security benefits and qualifications.

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The website for the Federal government agency that provides information on substance abuse and mental health treatment and services.

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
A government agency that focuses on issues of fair and affordable housing.

 

U.S. Senate
Provides information about U.S. Senate members and Senate bills.

 

U.S. House of Representatives
Provides information about U.S. House members and House bills.

 

Thomas — Library of Congress Website
The Library of Congress website provides visitors with information about legislation before Congress, Federal laws and regulations, and Federal officials.

 

The White House
Provides information about the President, his cabinet and policy initiatives.

 

General HIV/AIDS Information

Medical and Treatment Resources

Community-Based Organizations

National LGBT Organizations

Senior Organizations

Health Organizations

Research and Academic Resources

Government HIV Resources

 
 
 
 

Local LGBT Organizations

 

Youth Organizations

 
 
 

Public Policy and Advocacy Resources

 
 
 
 

Transgender Organizations

Substance Abuse

 
Substance Abuse

Recovery.org

When you are investing in a family member's health and well-being, you should make sure you're making the best possible choice for your Pensacola substance abuse rehabilitation clinic. While the most prudent thing to do may still be to dial our hotline advisors so they can discuss your specific requirements, looking at the reviews and ratings on some of the addiction rehab clinics in or around your area is another good place to begin.

StartYourRecovery.org 

A free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves.