Below are free hotlines and websites that provide additional information about HIV/AIDS, including details about HIV prevention, testing and treatment. A number of these resources are available in both English and Spanish.
From Outside the U.S.: 1-301-315-2816
Hours: Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Offers information on HIV treatment and research, customized clinical trial searches, and referrals to a host of other useful, government-approved resources. Health information specialists can confidentially answer questions in both English and Spanish. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Counselors are available to answer questions about personal health issues, including HIV and other STDs; online ZIP code tool for finding local HIV and STD testing locations also available atwww.hivtest.cdc.gov and www.stdtest.org. Information available in both English and Spanish. Sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
HIV Health InfoLine (From Project Inform)
From Outside the U.S.: 1-415-558-9051
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
The HIV Health InfoLine is staffed by dedicated operators and staff of Project Inform, many of whom also live with or are impacted by HIV and provide valuable insight and support to callers. The InfoLine is a call-back service only. Messages must be left and will be returned. English and Spanish speakers available.
National Association of People With AIDS Hotline
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
HIV/AIDS information from the federal government about prevention, testing, treatment, research, and using new media in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.
Information about HIV/AIDS, including FAQs and an “ask the experts” feature.
CDC’s comprehensive resources for HIV/AIDS information.
Information about HIV/AIDS including HIV/AIDS facts, talking tips, protection, testing, and getting involved locally.
FAQs about HIV/AIDS and a search tool for finding local testing locations. Sponsored by the CDC.
Kaiser Family Foundation site that provides data and information on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and around the world, including policy reports, fact sheets, and survey data, and information on media partnerships, journalist training programs, and HIV/AIDS initiatives in South Africa.
Online resource for the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), which represents the nation’s chief state health agency staff who have programmatic responsibility for administering HIV/AIDS healthcare, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments.
A searchable database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world, including trials of HIV prevention and treatment.