AIDS TREATMENT NEWS #220, April 7, 1995
The National AIDS Treatment Information Project, funded by the
Kaiser Family Foundation, is producing a series of fact sheets
of AIDS treatment information, to be available in June of this
year. The information, designed for self-education and for
counseling by community advisors, case managers, social
workers, and clinicians, will be available by mail, by a
fax-back system, and by computer. It will be available in
English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.
Several dozen fact sheets are being produced, in five topic
areas: Overview of HIV Disease, Clinical Manifestations,
Opportunistic Diseases, Therapeutics, and Special Topics.
This project is a collaborative effort of three institutions:
Boston's Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School; San
Francisco General Hospital; and the Gay Men's Health Crisis in
New York. For more information, contact Helen E. Woods Wogan,
Project Manager, Libby 317, Beth Israel Hospital, 330 Brookline
Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, phone 617/667-5520, fax 617/667-2885,
Internet firstname.lastname@example.org, or HandsNet HN4722.
This information should meet much of the need for fact sheets
which physicians and assistants can give to patients on such
topics as the importance of taking pneumocystis prophylaxis,
etc. We are happy to see that it will be made readily available
by mail, fax, and computer.