Contact CDC-INFO for answers to questions about HIV infection or
AIDS, materials on sex and AIDS, or referrals to local organizations
in your community. One of the referrals you should ask for is the
telephone number of your local Red Cross chapter. Call CDC-INFO 8A-8P (EST) M-F. Closed weekends and major federal holidays at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in
English, en Español.
The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) can
provide copies of this brochure and other materials about HIV and
AIDS. NPIN can also check computer records for organizations in your
area dealing with AIDS or materials about HIV or AIDS from health
departments, the American Red Cross, or other community-based
organizations. The telephone number is 1-800-458-5231. The
international number is 1-404-679-3860. The fax number is
The Department of Health and Human Services’ AIDSinfo can answer
questions about treatments for AIDS and diseases linked to AIDS. The
telephone number in the United States and Canada is 1-800-448-0440.
The international number is 1-301-519-0459. To send a fax, dial
1-301-519-6616. If you have a hearing problem and have a TTY
machine, call 1-888-480-3739. AIDSinfo can also provide information
about current trials of new drugs for AIDS or diseases linked to
Association of People With AIDS
(NAPWA) is an association of people who have HIV infection or AIDS.
To contact them, call 1-240-247-0880 or 1-866-846-9366.
Your local phone book should have listings for the local American
Red Cross chapter, nursing homes, hospice organizations, the state
and local health departments, local HIV or AIDS service
organizations, and local medical organizations or referral agencies.
Your local American Red Cross chapter may have special programs on
HIV infection and AIDS for African-Americans, Hispanics, and
managers and workers on the job. Some Red Cross chapters may offer
other training or help with transportation. Both CDC NPIN and the
American Red Cross can provide brochures and other materials about
HIV and AIDS intended for women, young people, parents, teachers,
and those at high risk for or infected with HIV.