September 1995

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service

The HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS), a free telephone reference service for health care providers and people living with HIV infection, is nearing the end of its first year of service. To date, the service has answered more than 10,000 calls.

Call ATIS to find out about the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS treatment options and research findings, including:

To talk to an ATIS reference specialist or order a copy of a publication call 1-800-HIV-0440 or 1-800-243-7012 (TTY) or send an email to

Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms

ATIS has recently developed the Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms to help people understand technical terms related to HIV, its pathogenesis, its associated treatments, and the medical management of related conditions. To receive a FREE copy, send an email to or call 1-800-458-5231. The text is also available on the CDC NAC gopher.

ATIS is sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, Indian Health Service, National Institutes of Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The service is offered through the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse.

Look for Us

Stop by the Clearinghouse exhibit booth or attend one of the following CDC NAC workshops at the National Skills Building Conference, October 19-22, in Los Angeles, CA:

Also, look for the Clearinghouse exhibit at "Planned Parenthood: Continuing the Legacy," 79th Annual Conference, November 1-5, in New York, NY.

New and Updated Resource Guides for CBOs

Please note: there is a $4 shipping & handling fee for these guides; call 1-800-458-5231 to order a copy.

Free Publications: Educational Materials on AIDS-Related Topics

The Clearinghouse offers the Standard Search Series to provide you with up-to-date information drawn from the Clearinghouse's Educational Materials Database. The database is a unique collection of information about more than 14,000 hard-to-find educational materials on HIV and AIDS. Each database search contains information on approximately 100 materials and is updated annually. The searches in this series, covering 15 topic areas, provide a sampling of the most recent materials available.

A new search, HIV/AIDS and Asians and Pacific Islanders, is now available, as well as the following updated searches:

Please contact the Clearinghouse for a complete list of all Standard Search topics.

About CDC NAC Services

Interested in basic information about the Clearinghouse and its services? Order a copy of the new CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse User's Guide. The User's Guide provides a brief overview of all of the Clearinghouse's services, including reference and referral, publications distribution, and the Internet.

To order a copy of the free publications described here, send an email to or call 1-800-458-5231.

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