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AIDSinfo - Contact
HIV/AIDS clinical trial and treatment information is provided by AIDSinfo, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project.
1-800-HIV-0440 (1-800-448-0440)
FAX: 1-301-519-6616
Outside US: 1-301-519-0459
TTY: 1-888-480-3739
Monday to Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Spanish-speaking health information specialists are available.
(Formerly the CDC National AIDS Hotline) CDC-INFO offers anonymous, confidential HIV/AIDS information in English and Spanish, as well as TTY service for the deaf.
1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), In English and Spanish
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
Health Fraud Task Force of California
Users may report or receive information on potentially fraudulent HIV/AIDS therapies. Based in California, this Health Fraud Task Force accepts feedback from throughout the U.S.
HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis C Nightline: Hotline providing support for people with HIV or hepatitis C and their caregivers during the evening and nightime hours. 1-800-273-AIDS or 415-434-AIDS; 5 pm - 5 am Pacific time. Also offers Spanish-language hotline at: 1-800-303-SIDA or 415-989-5212.
Project Inform National HIV/AIDS Treatment Infoline
Confidential treatment information from a highly respected advocacy organization. Infoline hours are Monday - Thursday, 9am - 4pm; Tuesday, 9am - 7pm Pacific time.
1-800-822-7422 (toll-free) or
1-415-558-9051 (in the San Francisco Bay area and Internationally)
San Francisco Sex Information Line
A free information and referral switchboard providing anonymous, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex. Hours are Monday - Thursday from 3pm - 9pm; Friday 3pm - 7pm; Saturday 2pm - 6pm Pacific time. Not open holidays or holiday weekends.
Ask by phone: 1-415-989-7374.
Suicide Hotlines
Listings of suicide hotlines by U.S. state, with planned listings of international resources.
National Hopeline Network:
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Teen Line Hawaii
Offers answers to common questions on their website or on taped phone messages.
The Trevor Helpline
1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386) A national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention hotline aimed at gay or questioning youth. A part of The Trevor Project, a nonprofit endeavor created by the makers of the movie Trevor to promote tolerance for gay and questioning youth, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group.
Women Alive Hotline
("Voices with a Message") 1-800-554-4876. Staffed by HIV+ women volunteers, this hotline is geared for HIV+ women who would like peer support or treatment information. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Pacific time. Spanish available.
Hotlines and Treatment Advice for Physicians and Health Care Workers Only
FDA adverse event reporting system for drugs, biologics, medical and radiation-emitting devices, and special nutritional products. Can contact via phone (1-800-FDA-1088), email, or fax.
National HIV Telephone Consultation Service (Warmline)
(1-800-933-3413) Offers up-to-the-minute clinical information and case consultation. Monday - Friday, 6 am - 5 pm Pacific time and by voice mail 24 hours a day. For health care providers only.
National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline)
(1-888-448-4911) Provides 24-hour service for physicians and health care workers needing PEP case consultation only.
National Perinatal HIV Consultation and Referral Service
(1-888-448-8765) Provides free 24-hour clinical consultation and advice on treating HIV-infected pregnant women and their infants as well as indications and interpretations of rapid and standard HIV testing in pregnancy.
See Also
Advice for People Testing Positive for HIV
Databases and Listings of Service Providers
Expert Advice