Foundation Provides List Of Resources For Persons With Hiv

Site has more than 500 entries on testing, doctors, prevention

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Arizona’s first comprehensive online database of services, providers, physicians, case managers, testing locations and more, and one of the few sites of its kind in the nation, directly connect those affected by HIV/AIDS to the resources they need. HIVAZ.org, created by Aunt Rita’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that advocates HIV education and awareness and raises and distributes funds to HIV/AIDS service organizations. For more information visit www. HIVAZ.org or www.auntritas.org.

HIVAZ.org lists providers by categories and visitors that are then directed to the Web site of individual providers through URL links. Each posting includes the name of the agency or organization and a short description, location, contact information, services provided and the Web site links.

“HIVAZ.org directly connects people to the resources through the links,” said Aunt Rita’s Foundation Executive Director Kit Kloeckl. “The site is not designed for individuals to spend a lot of time, but as a one-stop database for the diverse services and resources they may need to develop, enhance or expand a healthcare strategy.”

Categories in HIVAZ.org include Alternative/Complimentary Therapies; Behavior Health Services; Case Management Services; Child Care Assistance (to go to HIV Services); Clinical Trials; COBRA/Health Insurance Premium/Co-pay Assistance; Dental Care; Doctors/Medical Providers; Early Intervention Services; Eligibility/Enrollment Assistance; Emergency Financial Assistance; Food Bank/ Home Delivered Meals; Free Condom Distribution; HIV Education Services; HIV Testing Services; Home Health Care; Hospice Services; Housing Services; Legal Services; Linguistic Services; Medical Care; Mental Health Services; Needle Exchange Programs; Non-HIV Specific Provider; Nutritional Therapy/Vitamins and Supplements; Other STD Testing; Outreach Services; Pharmacists; Prevention Services; Substance Abuse Services; Support Groups; Transportation Services; Treatment Adherence; Vision Care and Wellness Services.

About Aunt Rita’s

Founded in 1989, Aunt Rita’s raises money for its 19 member agencies with programs to prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with the disease primarily through three signature events, SAVORlife, AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run, and RED Brunch, a World AIDS Day Event. Money raised is equally distributed to participating agencies in central Arizona.

For more information, visit www.HIVAZ.org or www.auntritas.org or call (602) 882-8675.

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