Being Alive 1994 Mar 5: 10
Those who want to learn more about alternative therapies being used to
fight HIV infection and AIDS should be aware of two quite different
and valuable resources.
The first is a special 32-page Winter 1993/94 issue of Treatment
Issues, published by Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York. The issue is
chock full of information and guidance on how to get, as well as how
to evaluate, alternative therapies. There's an historical overview, a
compendium of summary descriptions and references of commonly used
therapies, a guide to understanding vitamins, an interview with a
British researcher of alternative medicine, and short pieces on
traditional Chinese medicine, antioxidants and the US Dietary
Supplement Health and Education Act of 1993. For a copy, write GMHC,
Medical Information, 129 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 or stop
by the Being Alive Library.
The other resource is a biweekly Alternative Therapies Support Group
which meets every other Wednesday evening from 6:30-8 pm at APLA. This
is a drop-in group that discusses "what works" and "what doesn't work"
and a variety of other issues as they relate to alternative therapies.
The group varies in size and usually ranges from 3-15 participants.
Guest speakers are sometimes invited. Upcoming dates are March 16 and
30, April 13 and 27, May 11 and 25. For more information, call either
of the group facilitators: Jennifer Furin at 213.993.1529 or Ruben
Gamundi at 213.993.1483.