Annotated Bibliography: HIV/AIDS Prevention Resources


HIV/AIDS is a major public health concern. Strong government, private, and joint support is needed for research and programs on prevention and treatment; for medical and social services for people with HIV/AIDS, their families, and other caregivers; and for the continued development and delivery of clear, accurate, age-appropriate prevention information for all people. This bibliography updates SIECUS' 1996 bibliography on HIV/AIDS.

SIECUS does not sell or distribute these books. They are however, available for use in the Mary S. Calderone Library. For those interested in purchasing any of these books, each annotation contains contact and price information (not including shipping and handling).

This bibliography was compiled by Amy Levine, M.A., SIECUS librarian; Lissette Marrero, SIECUS information assistant; and Dana Arnberg, SIECUS intern.

Children and Adolescents

**AIDS: First Facts for Kids Grades 4-6
**Linda Schwartz

**Answers to Questions Kids Ask Grades 6-8
**Barbara Christie-Dever

**What Teens Need to Know Grades 9-12
**Barbara Christie-Dever

These three books, which are for use either in the classroom or at home, are candid, straightforward and age-appropriate.
1996; $8.95, $7.95, $9.95; ISBN 0-88160-249-3, ISBN 088160-286-8, ISBN 0-88160-233-7; The Learning Works, P. O. Box 6187, Santa Barbara, CA 93160; Phone: 800/235-5767; Fax: 805/964-1466; Web site:

**Alex, the Kid With AIDS
**Linda Walvoord Girard
This book for elementary school children tells the story of Alex, a new student infected with AIDS. Although this book does not mention HIV, it provides young children with basic information about the virus and AIDS. It helps children understand that Alex is the same as the other children, that they cannot "catch AIDS" by being around Alex, and the only way they can "get AIDS" is through blood to blood transmission.
1991; $14.95; ISBN 0-8075-0245-6; Albert Whitman & Company, 6340 Oakton Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053; Phone: 847/581-0033; Fax: 847/581-0039; Web site

**Captain BIO: "HIV Attacks!"
**BIO Comics
This comic book is designed for students in middle school through high school. It introduces the discussion of HIV/AIDS by using a superhero named CAPTAIN BIO to intrigue youth. It helps young people learn the facts about HIV transmission and prevention as they read about a scientific adventure.
1996; $0.49; BIO COMICS PO Box 50 Galdstone, NJ 07934; Phone: 800/543-2230; Fax: 908/234-1961; Web site:

HIV Positive
Bernard Wolf
This book tells the story of Sara, a 29-year-old mother of two whose life and family are affected by her contracting AIDS. This touching story details the daily life of Sara and her family as they go to the doctor, deal with her bouts of illness, and participate in family therapy sessions.
1997; $16.99; ISBN: 0-925190-99-3; Dutton Children's Books/Penguin Putnum 405 Murray Hill PKWY, East Rutherford, NJ 07073; Phone: 800/526-0275; Fax: 800/227-9604.

My Dad Has HIV
Earl Alexander, Sheila Rudin, and Pam Sejkora
This book discusses HIV/AIDS in a colorful, sensitive, and hopeful way that young children can easily understand. The narrative is a simple science lesson that is useful for teachers and counselors. Its main focus is on a person who lives with HIV.
1996; $14.95; ISBN: 0-525-45459-4; Fairview Press, 2450 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454; Phone: 612/672-4180; Fax: 612/672-4980.

General Public

**The AIDS Crisis: A Documentary History
**Douglas A. Feldman and Julia Wang Miller
This book gives the reader a comprehensive perspective of the social, cultural, psychological, historical, political, economic, and biomedical aspects of AIDS in the United States and around the world.
1998; $49.95; ISBN 0-313-28715-5; Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007; Westport, CT 06881; Phone: 800/225-5800; Fax: 203/222-1502; Web site:

**The amfAR AIDS Handbook: The Complete Guide to Understanding HIV and AIDS
**Darrell E. Ward
This easy-to-read book is a comprehensive guide to understanding HIV/AIDS. It addresses "What You Need to Know About HIV/AIDS" and the "Medical Science of HIV." A glossary, appendices, and index are included.
1999; $17.50; ISBN 0-393-31636-X; W. W. Norton and Company, C/O National Book Company, 800 Keystone Industrial Park, Scranton, PA 18512; 800/233-4830; Fax: 800/458-6515; Web site:

**Answering Your Questions About AIDS
**S_eth C. Kalichman, Ph.D._
This collection of the 350 most frequently asked questions about AIDS provides answers that corroborate medical and psychological research. It also includes a glossary, a list of selected medications, a directory of local and national HIV/AIDS resources, and a listing of state and national HIV/AIDS hotlines.
1996; $9.95; ISBN: 1-55798-339-9; American Psychological Association 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002; Phone: 202/336-5500; Fax: 202/336-5502; Web site:

**Forgotten Children of the AIDS Epidemic
**Shelley Geballe, Janice Gruendel, and Warren Andiman, Editors
This book looks at the issues facing children whose parents and siblings are dying of AIDS. It examines children's experiences, how AIDS affects them, how their emotional needs are met, how they can find a second family, and what stigmas they face. It also explores ways to promote resilience in these AIDS-affected children.
1995; $14; ISBN: 0-300-06271-0; Yale University Press PO Box, 209040, New Haven, CT 06520; Phone: 203/432-0940; Fax: 800/777-9253; Web site:

**HIV/AIDS Internet Information Sources and Resources
**Jeffrey T. Huber, Ph.D., Editor
This book highlights HIV/AIDS related information obtained from the Internet. It reveals the breadth and depth of information sources and resources that are available over the Internet. It also helps in evaluating Web sites and locating reliable and relevant HIV/AIDS information.
1998; $34.95; ISBN: 1-56023-117-3; The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street Binghamton, NY 13904; Phone: 800/HAWORTH; Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:

**What Everyone Can Do to Fight AIDS
**Anne Garwood and Ben Melnick
This book provides basic information on AIDS and stresses the importance of information and education. It encourages readers to become involved with community organizations and other volunteer work, and offers concrete suggestions on how to do it. Each chapter concludes with a list of resources for more information.
1995; $14, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sensum Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104; Phone: 415/433-1767; Fax: 800/605-2665; Web site:

Gay Men, Lesbians, and Bisexuals

**AIDS, Communication and Empowerment: Gay Male Identity and the Politics of Public Health Messages
**Roger Myrick
This book offers a critical, historical analysis of public health communication about HIV/AIDS; the ways this communication makes sense historically and culturally; and the implications such messages have for marginal groups. It allows for a rethinking of ways such groups can take control of their own education on public heath issues. It provides valuable insights and information for scholars, for professionals, for readers interested in the relationship among language, power, and marginal identity, and for classes in gay and lesbian studies, health communication, or political communication.
1996; $19.95; ISBN: 1-56023-884-4; The Haworth Press,Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904; Phone: 800/HAWORTH; Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:

**Bisexualities and AIDS: International Perspectives
**Peter Aggleton, Editor
This book reviews the global perspective of what has been learned about the relationship between male bisexuality and AIDS. It examines the difference between bisexual behavior and bisexual identity and its implications on HIV prevention. Prevention efforts in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, India, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Dominican Republic, The Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States are examined.
1996; $29.95; ISBN: 0-7484-0394-9; Taylor & Francis Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007; Phone: 800/821-8312 Fax: 215/269-0363.

**HIV Disease: Lesbians, Gays, and the Social Services
**Gary A. Lloyd, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., B.C..D and Mary Ann Kuszelewicz, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., Editors
This collection of articles explores the impact of HIV on gay men and lesbians from a social services perspective. The introductory chapters on "AIDS and Homophobia/Heterosexism" examine barriers and challenges to providing service to gay men and lesbians. A section on "Special Populations" looks at HIV/AIDS from the perspectives of lesbians, African-American men, and Latinos. This section also includes a literature review. Other chapters look at the role of AIDS service organizations in providing education and helping reduce risky behavior.
1995; $17.95, The Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580; Phone: 800/HAWORTH; Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:

**The HIV-Negative Gay Man: Developing Strategies for Survival and Emotional Well-Being
**Steven Ball, M.A., M.S.W., A.C.S.W., Editor
This collection of essays provides information concerning the psychosocial and psychosexual needs of HIV-negative gay men. It discusses strategies for staying uninfected and cultivating a meaningful way of life in the face of HIV/AIDS.
1998; $12.95; ISBN: 1-56023-114-9; The Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904; Phone: 800/HAWORTH; Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:

**In Changing Times: Gay Men and Lesbians Encounter HIV/AIDS
**Martin P. Levine, Peter M. Nardi, and John H. Gagnon
This volume addresses the ways HIV/AIDS has changed collective and individual identities. It discusses the lives of gay men and lesbians and how these changes have altered perceptions of the epidemic. Essays include: "Censorship and Identity in the Age of AIDS," "Friends, Lovers, and Families: The Impact of AIDS on Gay and Lesbian Relationships," "Owning an Epidemic: The Impact of AIDS on Small-City Lesbian and Gay Communities," "The HIV Epidemic and Public Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay Men," and "Intergenerational Relations and AIDS in the Formation of Gay Culture in the United States."
1997; $17.95; ISBN 0-226-27857-3; The University of Chicago Press, Order Department, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628; Phone: 800/621-2736; Fax: 800/621-8476; Web site:

**In the Shadow of the Epidemic
**Walt Odets
This book addresses the concerns of HIV-negative gay men. The book looks at the mental impact of the AIDS epidemic, examines loss and mourning, and looks closely at relationships, sexuality, and survival. The author, a clinical psychologist, uses case studies from his practice to illustrate the ideas in the book.
1995; $14.95, Duke University Press, Box 90660, Durham, NC 27708; Phone: 919/687-3600; Fax: 888/651-0124; Web site:

**Loving Men: Gay Partners, Spirituality and AIDS
**Richard P. Hardy
This book presents the stories of gay men who lived in loving relationships and lost their partners to AIDS. Through their stories, this book provides an enrichment of history and spirituality and tackles the stereotypes of gay life.
1998; $17.95; ISBN: 0-8264-1138-X; The Continuum Publishing Company 370 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017; Phone: 800/561-7704; Fax: 703/661-1501; Web site:

**New International Directions in HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men
**Michael T. Wright, L.I.C.S.W., M.S. B.R. Simon Rosser, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Onno de Zwart, M.A., Editors
The Deutsche AIDS-Hilife, the national German AIDS organization, sponsored a series of symposia in 1996 to promote international collaboration in the development of new paradigms for thinking about sexuality and HIV prevention. Some of the symposia participants share their thoughts in this volume. This collection asks the question: "What are the next steps in designing effective prevention for gay and bisexual men?" Essays include "Beyond Risk Factors: Trends in European Safer Sex Research," "Gay Men and HIV: Community Responses and Personal Risks," and "Desire, Cultural Dissonance, and Incentives for Remaining HIV-Negative."
1998; The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580; Phone: 800/HAWORTH: Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:

People Living With HIV

**Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women With HIV
**Robert Klitzman, M.D.
This book presents and analyzes the fabric and texture of the lives of individuals infected with HIV. Based upon in depth interviews, it addresses how people perceive the issues that they confront.
1997; $26.00; ISBN 1-56663-164-5; Order Department, Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 15200 NBN Way, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214; Phone: 800/462-6420; Fax: 800/338-4550; Web site:

**Eating Positive: Nutrition Guide and Recipe Book for People With HIV/AIDS
**_Jeffrey T. Huber, Ph.D. and Kris Riddlesperger, M.S., R.N.
_This easy-to-follow recipe book provides enticing recipes that fit a variety of common diet limitations and specific health needs for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Individuals can customize proper nutrition diet plans for patients who often find it difficult to maintain an adequate diet due to conditions associated with HIV/AIDS and the medications used to alleviate symptoms.
1998; $14.95; ISBN: 1-56023-893-3; The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904; Phone: 800/HAWORTH; Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:

HIV/AIDS and Sexuality
Michael W. Ross, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.H.P.E.D.
This book looks at HIV-positive individuals and the impact of infection on their sexuality. It describes differences associated with individuals who are infected and those who are concerned with infection. It also provides a clinical perspective and treatment approaches.
1995; $17.95, ISBN 1-56023-068-1; The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580; Phone: 800/HAWORTH; Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:

**Youths Living With HIV: Self-Evident Truths
**G. Cajetan Luna
This book explores the life struggles and adaptations leading up to and after the HIV infection of young Americans. The cases presented in this book look at the experiences of youths living with HIV/AIDS. It also discusses their private dilemmas and demonstrates the need for comprehensive intervention and preventive measures.
1997; $14.95; ISBN: 1-56023-904-2; The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904; Phone: 800/HAWORTH; Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:


Changing HIV Risk Behavior: Practical Strategies
Jeffrey A. Kelly
This book outlines strategies for effectively assisting individuals in changing HIV risk behavior. Chapters include: "Behavioral Skill Acquisition Model for Risk Reduction Counseling," "Intervention Settings," "Risk Assessment," "Sexual Assertiveness Training," "and "Pride, Self-Esteem, and Empowerment as Contexts of Community Change."
1995; $26.95, Guilford Publications, 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012; Phone: 212/431-9800; Fax: 212/966-6708; Web site:

Children, Families, and HIV/AIDS, Psychosocial and Therapeutic Issues
Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Gloria L. Steiner and Mary G. Boland
This book focuses on psychosocial and therapeutic issues surrounding children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. It uses a family-focused approach to providing assistance and includes important information on cultural sensitivity in working with African-American, Latino, and Haitian families. The authors describe many methods (including family, individual, and group treatment as well as hypnotherapeutic techniques) for nonpharmacologic pain management. Including numerous case studies that bring issues to life, this book serves as a valuable resource for professionals.
1995; $24.95, Guilford Publications, 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012; Phone: 212/431-9800; Fax: 212/966-6708; Web site:

HIV/AIDS Community Information Services: Experiences in Serving Both At-Risk and HIV-Infected Populations
Jeffrey T. Huber
The purpose of this book is to provide information services -- both educational and recreational -- to individuals infected with the HIV virus and to promote the dissemination of instructional materials to those individuals who are at risk for infection. Chapters include: "The Complex Nature of the Epidemic," "HIV/AIDS Information Resources and Services," "Information Networking and Partnerships," and "Looking Beyond Existing Resources and Services." Appendices include: "Case Definitions of AIDS," "AIDS Classification Systems," "Internet Resource Sites," and "Organization Information."
1996; $39.95; ISBN 1-56024-940-4; The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580; Phone: 800/HAWORTH; Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:

HIV and Social Work: A Practitioner's Guide
David M. Aronstein, M.S.W. and Bruce J. Thompson, Ph.D., Editors
This book offers practical advice and useful links between social work theory and practice. Experienced social workers discuss such topics as psychosocial intervention, clinical issues, and helping people cope with the changing expectations brought on by promising yet complex treatment options.
1998; $49.95; ISBN: 1-56023-906-9; The Haworth Press, Inc.,10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904; Phone: 800/HAWORTH; Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:

Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb: Love and Caregiving in a Time of AIDS
Charles Garfield
This book is a guide for people who want to know how to say the right thing, set healthy limits, encourage someone's fight for life, be there for someone ready to die, identify the needs of caregivers, and implement self-care strategies to avoid burnout and "compassion fatigue." It includes the personal stories of 20 health care providers and caregivers. A glossary of terms is also included.
1995; $13.00; ISBN 015600495X; Harcourt Incorporated, 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887; Phone: 800/543-1918; Fax: 800/235-0256.


The Gender Politics of HIV/AIDS in Women: Perspectives on the Pandemic in the United States
Nancy Goldstein and Jennifer L. Manlowe, Editors
This collection of essays helps individuals understand the effects of HIV/AIDS on women's lives with an emphasis on diversity. It is intended to provide a forum where health service providers and researchers, social workers, community-based organizers, psychologists, HIV-infected people, cultural critics, and public policymakers are exposed to each others' works and perspectives. Essays include: "Midlife and Older Women and HIV/AIDS: My Grandmother Wouldn't Do That," "HIV/AIDS and Asian Pacific Islander Women," "Social Context and HIV: Testing and Treatment Issues Among Commercial Street Sex Workers," "Coming to Their Own Rescue: Teens Teach Teens About HIV," and "Native Women Living Beyond HIV/AID Infection."
1997; $21.00; ISBN 0-8147-3093-0; New York University Press, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012; Phone: 800/996-6987; Fax: 212/995-3833; Web site:

Putting Risk in Perspective: Black Teenage Lives in the Era of AIDS
Renee T. White
This book demonstrates why the fight against AIDS must include a responsibility to improve the social and economic opportunities available to young black women. It tells a story about the lives of young women dealing with economic pressures, family relationships, dating, courting, intimate relationship issues, and questions of sexual identity. Along with these factors comes the issue of HIV and AIDS.
1999; $17.95; ISBN: 0-8476-8587-X; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706; Phone: 800/462-6420; Fax: 800/338-4550.

Women and AIDS: Negotiating Safer Practices, Care, and Representation
Nancy L. Roth, Ph.D., and Linda K. Fuller, Ph.D., Editors
This book reveals how difficult safer sex practices are for women who are involved in relationships where they do not have physical, social, or economic equality. It emphasizes that communication is the key to halting the spread of HIV and helping to care for those already infected with the virus.
1998; $19.95; ISBN: 1-56023-882-8; The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904; Phone: 800/HAWORTH; Fax: 800/895-0582; Web site:


Guidelines for HIV Education for Asian Youth
National Coalition of Advocates for Students
These Guidelines were written to assist teachers, parents, counselors, community leaders, and students in developing effective HIV-prevention education programs for Asian-American youth.  They include cultural information on Asian-Americans; barriers to effective HIV-prevention education; and strategies for delivering HIV/prevention education.  They also include an appendix with a glossary of terms, model programs, educational materials, and video resources.
1998; $5.95; ISBN 1-88000-215-9; the National Coalition of Advocates for Students, 100 Boylston Street, No. 737, Boston, MA  02116; Phone: 617-357-8507; Fax: 617-357-9549; Web site:

Someone at School Has AIDS: A Complete Guide to Education Policies Concerning HIV Infection
National Association of School Boards of Education
This guide provides guidance on HIV-related school policies that are medically, legally, and educationally sound. It offers information and recommendations for those developing or revising educational, health, sports and confidentiality policies related to HIV.
1996; $15.00; NASBE Publications, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone: 800/368-5023, Fax: 703/836-2313; Web site:

Teaching About Sexuality and HIV: Principles and Methods for Effective Education
Evonne Hedgepeth and Joan Helmich
This comprehensive book for teachers and community health educators focuses on the "how" and "why" of effective sexuality and HIV education rather than on the "what." It includes discussions on the creation of a productive learning environment and interactive and practical methods for reviewing principles and addressing concerns about sexuality and HIV education.
1996; $20.00; ISBN: 0-8147-3535-5; New York University Press; 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012; Phone: 212/998-2575; Fax: 212/995-3833.


Finding Our Voices: Talking With Our Children About Sexuality and AIDS
Mothers' Voices
This booklet provides parents with support and suggestions about at-home sexuality education. It includes current up-to-date statistics, research, and valuable information from parents. Its primary goal is to promote healthy sexuality and HIV/AIDS education. A Spanish version "En Busca de Nuestras Voces: Hablando con Nuestros Hijos Acerca de la Sexualidad y el SIDA" is also available.
1998; $5.00; Mothers' Voices, 165 West 46th Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10036; Phone: 888/686-4237; Fax: 212/730-4378; Web site:

How to Talk to Your Children About AIDS
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
This booklet offers parents help on talking about sexuality issues to their children. Syndicated columnist Dear Abby recommends it and its "easy to understand" format. It includes information for preschoolers, young children, preteens, and teens. A Spanish version Como Hablar Con Sus Hijos Sobre el SIDA was updated in 1998.
1997; $1.00; SIECUS, 130 West 42n Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.


Act SMART: An HIV/AIDS Education Curriculum for Three Age Groups
Boys and Girls Clubs of American and the American Red Cross
This curriculum has sections that target three age groups: elementary, junior high, and high school. It addresses HIV transmission, risk behavior and prevention, alleviating fear, and creating compassion for people living with HIV/AIDS. Each section consists of six lessons that use age-appropriate messages. Act SMART was developed as a supplement to Smart Moves, a drug/alcohol and sexual activity prevention program developed by the Boys and Girls Club of America.
1995; $12.95; American Red Cross, Bookstore/Purchasing, 150 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023; Phone: 212/875-0365; Fax: 212/875-2190; Web site:

Becoming a Responsible Teen: An HIV Risk Reduction Intervention for African-American Adolescents
Janet S. St. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Initially pilot tested among African-American adolescents, this curriculum consists of eight skills-based lessons targeted to students in grades nine through 12. Topics include condom use, refusal skills, and partner negotiation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) identifies the curriculum as one that reduces health-risk behaviors among youth.
1997; $49.95; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site:

Be Proud! Be Responsible! Strategies to Empower Youth to Reduce Their Risk for AIDS
Loretta Sweet Jemmot, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. John B. Jemmot, III, Ph.D. Konstance McCaffree, Ph.D.
This six-session curriculum is targeted to young people 13 to 18 years old. The skills-based lessons focus on participants' needs to adapt responsible and safer sexual behaviors to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. It includes a video. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) identifies this curriculum as one that reduces health-risk behaviors among youth.
1996; $95.00 per copy; Select Media, 22D Hollywood Avenue, Hohokus, NJ 07423; Phone: 800/343-5540; Fax: 201/652-1973.

Choosing Health -- High School: STD & HIV
Betty M. Hubbard, Ed.D.
This skills-based program consists of eight curricula for high school students. Each stresses communication, decision-making assertiveness, stress management, and goal setting. The "STD & HIV" component is designed to give students the skills they need to protect themselves. A unit on condom use is also included. Additional program materials are available.
1997; Choosing Health -- High School Teacher/Student Resources Books; $27 each; ETR Associates, P. O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site:

Comprehensive Health for the Middle Grades: HIV & STD
Jory Post, M.A., and Carole McPherson, M.A.
This skills-based program consists of 15 curricula for middle grade students. Each stresses communication, decision making, assertiveness, stress management, and goal setting. This "HIV & STD" component is designed to educate students about disease transmission and prevention. Additional program materials are available.
1996; Comprehensive Health for the Middle Grades; 1997; Teacher/Student Resource Books; $27 each; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site:

Focus on Kids: Adolescent HIV Risk Prevention
University of Maryland, Department of Pediatrics
This curriculum is for adolescents ages 9-15. It has proved effective in giving urban youth the skills and knowledge that they need to protect themselves from HIV and other STDs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) identifies this curriculum as one that reduces health-risk behaviors among youth.
1998; $29.95; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site:

Get Real About AIDS
Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (CHEF)
Curricula for grades four through six (10 lessons), grades six through nine (10 lessons), and grades nine through 12 (14 lessons) are detailed and fact-based with age-appropriate messages. Their primary purpose is to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) identifies this curriculum as one that reduces health-risk behaviors among youth.
1995; (Upper Elementary and Middle School), 1994; (High School), $495 per grade-level kit (including videos, posters, games, and handouts); AGC Educational Media 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 100 Evanston, IL 60201; Phone: 800/323-2433; Fax: 847/328-6006; Web site:

POWER Moves: A Situational Approach to HIV Prevention for High-Risk Youth
Pam Peterson Buckingham, M.A., Mary A. Doyen, M.A., and Deborah S. Main, Ph.D.
This curriculum was developed for adolescents who do not participate in traditional secondary school sessions but are regularly involved in organized treatment or alternative education. It consists of 12 lessons designed to decrease the percentage of youth currently engaging in high-risk sexual and drug behaviors. Students are asked to set their personal limits and are taught negotiation and communication skills to keep those limits in difficult situations.
1995; $60, manual; $295, kit; Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education, 7523 West 10th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215-5141; Phone: 303/239-6494; Fax: 303/239-8428; Web site:

Safer Choices: Preventing HIV, Other STDs and Pregnancy
ETR Associates
This curriculum was developed to create environments at school, in the community, and at home that support students' decisions to abstain from intercourse or to protect themselves from HIV infection and other STDs if they decide to have intercourse. It includes activities that facilitate peer leadership, community involvement, and parent participation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) identifies this curriculum as one that reduces health-risk behaviors among youth. This includes levels one and two of the curricula. A peer leader training guide and implementation manual are available. They are also available for purchase separately.
1998; $189.00 complete program and activity kit; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site:

Teaching Kids About How AIDS Works: K-3 and 4-6
David Schonfeld, M.D., and Marica Quackenbush, M.S., M.F.C.C.
These two curricula -- for grades K through three and for grades four through six -- include information and skills-building exercises to help young people prevent HIV/AIDS. These curricula include parents in the learning process; stress that young children have the capacity to understand complex issues if the message is delivered in a "clear, age-appropriate manner," and provide the teacher with background information. The K- through grade-three curriculum contains 21 lessons and five evaluation activities; the grade four through grade-six curriculum contains 28 lessons, seven evaluation activities, and seven family activities.
1996; $25 each; ETR Associates; P. O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site:


Advocates for Youth
Fact sheets include "Young Women of Color and the HIV Epidemic," "Adolescents, HIV/AIDS and Other STDS," and "Young Men Who Have Sex With Men: At Risk for HIV and STDs."
1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/347-5700.

American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the support of HIV/AIDS research.
120 Wall Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10005; Phone: 212/806-1600; Fax: 212/806-1600; Web site:

Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum (APIAHF)
This national advocacy organization is dedicated to promoting policy, program, and research efforts for the improvement of the health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. 
942 Market Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94102; Phone: 415/954-9959; Fax: 415/954-9999; Web site:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
This is the U.S. government's national reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and tuberculosis. All of NPIN's services are designed to facilitate the sharing of information and resources among people working in HIV, STD, and TB prevention, treatment, and support services.
P. O. Box 6003, Rockville, MD 20849-6003; Phone: 800/458-5231; Fax: 888/282-7681;   Web site:

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
This national nonprofit AIDS service organization offers hands-on support services, education, and advocacy.
119 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011; Phone: 212/807-6664; Fax: 212/367-1527.

Mother's Voices
This nonprofit, grassroots organization is committed to bringing an end to HIV/AIDS in the United States and around the world.
165 W. 46th Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10036; Phone: 212/730-2777; Fax: 212/730-4378; Web site:

National AIDS Fund
This organization is dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS nationwide by promoting leadership and generating resources for effective community responses to the epidemic.
1400 I Street, N.W., Suite 1220, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/408-4848; Web site:

National AIDS Hotline
This hotline is sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is for people with questions about prevention , risk, testing, treatment, and other HIV/AIDS-related concerns.
Phone: 800/342-AIDS, English; 800/344-7432, Spanish; 800/243-7889, TTY.

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP)
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to educating the diverse communities affected by HIV on the latest HIV treatments and to advocating on treatment and policy issues for people with HIV.
580 Broadway, Suite 403, New York, NY 10012; Phone: 888/26-NATAP; Fax: 212/219-8473.

National AIDS Treatment Information Project (NATIP)
This organization provides up-to-date and understandable clinical information for HIV-infected persons and their caregivers.
NATIP, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Libby 317, Boston, MA 02215; Phone: 617/667-5520; Web site:

National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA)
This organization's education program provides people with HIV and their loved ones with access to current information including answers to questions on the effects of different treatment, securing financial help, accessing HIV testing, and much more.
1413 K Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/898-0414; Fax: 202/898-0435; Web site:

National Coalition of Hispanic Health & Human Services Organizations (COSSMHO)
This organization connects communities and creates change to improve the health and well-being of Hispanics in the United States. Publications include "HIV/AIDS: The Impact on Hispanics" and "Hispanic Sexual Behavior: Implications for Research and HIV Prevention."
1501 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/387-5000; Fax: 202/797-4353; Web site:

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
This organization works to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Publications include the "NCLR AIDS Center Fact Sheets" available for a fee from the NCLR Distribution Center, P.O. Box 291, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0291; Phone: 301/604-7983; Fax: 301/604-0158.
1111 19th Street, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/785-1670; Fax: 202/776-1792; Web site:

National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF/HANDI)
HANDI, which is NHF's information center, provides current information on HIV drugs/nutritional therapies and makes referrals to hemophilia treatment centers nationwide.
116 W. 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001; Phone: 800/42-HANDI; Fax: 212/328-3700; Web site:

National Minority AIDS Council
This organization is dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.
1931 13th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009; Phone: 202/483-6622; Fax: 202/483-1135; Web site:

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC)
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV and related diseases among Native American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and to improve the quality of life for members of our communities infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
134 Linden Street, Oakland, CA 94607; Phone: 510/444-2051; Fax: 510/444-1593; Web site:

Project Inform
This organization provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV-related diseases to HIV-infected individuals, their caregivers, and their healthcare and service providers.
205 13th Street, Suite 2001, San Francisco, CA 94103; Phone: 800/822-7422; Fax: 415/558-0684; Web site:

The Ryan White Foundation
This nonprofit organization was established to increase awareness of personal, family, and community issues related to HIV/AIDS.
8900 Keystone Crossing, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46240; Phone: 800/444-Ryan; Fax: 317/815-8231.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
SIECUS' mission is to affirm that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living; to develop, collect, and disseminate information; to promote comprehensive education about sexuality; and to advocate the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.
130 W. 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax 212/819-9776.