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WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Disease)
"An Information & Support Network By, For and About Women with HIV/AIDS"
WORLD is a thorough and up-to-date clearinghouse of information for HIV-infected women. Since 1991, its monthly eight-page newsletter has gone out to 12,000 readers in 85 countries. Back issues of the WORLD newsletter are available on its website.
"Information, Inspiration and Advocacy for People Living with HIV/AIDS"
The Project Inform website offers comprehensive links to all aspects of HIV treatment, services, advocacy, and education. The organization also hosts "Project Wise," a program of information and advocacy by and for women, which publishes a women's newsletter three times a year. Back issues of the Project Wise newsletter are available on the Project Inform website.
Older Positive Women's Support Group
Support group for HIV-positive women over 45
Perhaps the only regularly-scheduled support group for older infected women, these free luncheon meetings at the University of California San Francisco are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. The group is facilitated by Claire Siverson, LCSW, of the Women's Specialty Clinic at UCSF.
Contact Claire Siverson at 415-353-2417
NAHOF (National Association on HIV Over Fifty)
"Our mission is to promote the availability of a full range of educational, prevention, service and health care programs for persons over age fifty affected by HIV."
NAHOF, co-founded in 1995 by Jane P. Fowler, is the largest organization to specifically address the needs of older people affected by HIV. Its members include those infected by HIV and their health providers, caregivers, researchers, educators and advocates. The organization's bi-annual newsletter is available on its website.
"AIDS Is Ageless: HIV Over Fifty"
This 25-minute educational training video tells the personal stories of four diverse older people infected with HIV. The video was produced by Connecticut's AIDS Project Hartford. Copies can be ordered for $10 (to cover shipping and handling).