Helpful Links

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American Foundation for AIDS Research
With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $340 million in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / National Institutes of Health
As the leading U.S. government institute for HIV/AIDS research, NIAID is committed to conducting the research necessary to successfully end the fight against HIV/AIDS. Through laboratories and clinics on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and a vast network of supported research at universities, medical centers and clinical trial sites around the globe, NIAID is working to better understand HIV and how it causes disease, find new tools to prevent HIV infection including a preventive vaccine, develop new and more effective treatments for people infected with HIV, and hopefully, find a cure.

National Institutes of Health, Office of AIDS Research
The Office of AIDS Research coordinates the scientific, budgetary, legislative, and policy elements of the NIH AIDS research program. Through its annual comprehensive trans-NIH planning, budgeting, and portfolio assessment processes, OAR sets scientific priorities, enhances collaboration, and ensures that research dollars are invested in the highest priority areas of scientific opportunity that will lead to new tools in the global fight against AIDS.

Curant Health
Curant Health is a patient-centric specialty pharmacy (340B Pharmacy) providing chronic disease expertise and support to improve the therapy experience and quality of life for patients in the convenience of their home. We are committed to improving patient health outcomes by offering a pharmacist-managed medication care program, comprehensive therapeutic monitoring and dependable home delivery.

Commcare Pharmacy
Commcare Pharmacy is a Specialty Pharmacy dedicated to developing creative, high-touch, patient-centric programs that deliver measurable improvements in the wellness of our patients. Commcare offers HIVAssist, HepatitisAssist, OncologyAssist, and TransplantAssist disease state management programs to our clients. These programs are designed to deliver cost savings and improved wellness to patients, health plans and payors.

Abbott
We are a global, broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health. Our products span the continuum of care, from nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics through medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies. Our comprehensive line of products encircles life itself – addressing important health needs from infancy to the golden years.

AstraZeneca
As a pharmaceutical company, we know that we’re responsible for more than making medicine. That’s why we are dedicated to providing the tools, resources, support and information needed for a more positive healthcare experience.

Boehringer Ingelheim
AIDS is a continuously growing pandemic, with 40 million people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is no longer a disease predominantly affecting men. Since 1985, the percentage of women among adults living with HIV has grown particularly, from 35 % to 48 % globally. Worldwide, there are now nearly 18 million women living with the disease. As women may respond to HIV/AIDS treatment differently than men, there is a need for additional medical investigation.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
To discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. We commit to scientific excellence and investment in biopharmaceutical research and development to provide innovative, high-quality medicines that address the unmet medical needs of patients with serious diseases. We apply scientific rigor to produce clinical and economic benefit through medicines that improve patients’ lives. We strive to make information about our commercialized medicines widely and readily available.

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Since 1987, Gilead Sciences has worked to discover, develop and commercialize medications to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases in areas of unmet medical need. In 25 years, Gilead has become a leading biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of 14 marketed products, a growing pipeline of investigational drugs and approximately 4,600 employees in offices across four continents. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, serious respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic conditions, cancer and inflammation.

GlaxoSmithKline
We have a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. This mission gives us the purpose to develop innovative medicines and products that help millions of people around the world.

Merck & Co.
Our core business is the discovery and development of prescription medicines for diseases and conditions that impact millions of people. We invest billions of research dollars to find medicines that can help improve lives. Today, Merck has more than 50 prescription products in key therapeutic areas, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, oncology, neuroscience, infectious disease, immunology and women’s health.

Roche Laboratories Inc
At Roche we focus on developing medicines and diagnostics that will help patients live longer, better lives. We strive to address unmet medical needs through excellence in science – from early detection and prevention of diseases to diagnosis, treatment and treatment monitoring.

ViiV Healthcare
We are ViiV Healthcare – a global specialist HIV company established by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer to deliver advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV. Our aim is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any company has done before and then take a new approach to deliver effective and new HIV medicines as well as support communities affected by HIV.

LabCorp
LabCorp provides leading-edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialized Centers of Excellence.

Monogram Biosciences
Monogram is a leader in developing and commercializing innovative products to help guide and improve the treatment of infectious diseases, cancer and other serious diseases.

Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics vision is: Empowering Better Health with Diagnostic Insights. They provide crucial diagnostic information that supports and enhances decisions people make to improve patients’ health.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation – HIV Basics (En Español)
San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to end the HIV epidemic in the city where it began, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco because we refuse to accept HIV as inevitable. Through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease.

The Body, The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource (En Español)
TheBody.com’s mission is to: Use the Web to lower barriers between patients and clinicians. Demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment. Improve the quality of life for all people living with HIV/AIDS. Foster community through human connection.

AIDSVu
AIDSVu is an interactive online map illustrating the prevalence of HIV in the United States. The national, state and local map views on AIDSVu allow users to visually explore the HIV epidemic alongside critical resources such as HIV testing center locations, HIV treatment center locations, and NIH-Funded HIV Prevention & Vaccine Trials Sites.  AIDSVu is presented by the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in partnership with Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Centers for Disease Control, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (En Español)
As a part of its overall public health mission, CDC provides leadership in helping control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by working with community, state, national, and international partners in surveillance, research, and prevention and evaluation activities. These activities are critically important because CDC estimates that about 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV, and that 21% of these persons do not know they are infected. In addition, the number of people living with AIDS is increasing, as effective new drug therapies keep HIV-infected persons healthy longer and dramatically reduce the death rate. CDC’s programs work to improve treatment, care, and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS and to build capacity and infrastructure to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and around the world.

Florida Department of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS
“To protect and promote the health of all residents and visitors in the state through organized state and community efforts, including cooperative agreements with counties.”

Food and Drug Administration, HIV/AIDS Page
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a regulatory agency that enforces the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act, assuring that drugs and biologics are safe and effective for their intended uses, and properly labeled. FDA’s activities help protect all consumers in the United States, regulating some trillion dollars worth of products that constitute approximately one-fourth of total consumer expenditures in the United States. FDA sets standards for, and monitors all prescription and non-prescription drugs; all blood products, vaccines, and tissues for transplantation; all medical devices and equipment, and all radiation emitting devices; all animal drugs and feed; nearly all domestic and imported foods except for meat and poultry; and all cosmetics. FDA responsibilities include a variety of HIV/AIDS-related issues. The agency primarily serves a review and oversight function in areas related to drugs, biologics and medical devices for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, and AIDS-related conditions.

Lee County Health Department Services (En Español)
Protecting and promoting the health of all residents and visitors in Lee County.

National Institutes of Health (En Español)
On June 5, 1981, federal health officials reported the first cases of a new and fatal disease. Since then, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, has become one of the deadliest pandemics in history. Today, more than a million people in the United States are living with HIV/AIDS. NIH continues a vigorous HIV/AIDS research program to study the basic biology of HIV and related complications, as well as to develop and test new drugs and prevention approaches.

AIDS Education and Training Centers National Resource Center
The AIDS Education and Training Centers conduct targeted, multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating persons living with HIV/AIDS. This website provides a central repository for AETC program and contact information and for training materials developed within the AETC network.

AIDSmeds.com
AIDSmeds is dedicated to providing people living with HIV, along with their health care providers, the necessary information they need to make empowered treatment decisions. The president and editor-in-chief of AIDSmeds, along with many staff members of its parent company Smart + Strong, are living with HIV, and we know firsthand the challenges of surviving and thriving with the virus. By offering complete, but not complicated, up-to-date information, AIDSmeds seeks to help those who are both new and old to these challenges, and to remain a powerful resource for years to come.

CDC National Prevention Information Network
The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is the U.S. reference and referral service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN collects and disseminates data and materials to support the work of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB prevention organizations and workers in international, national, state, and local settings.

Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center
The Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center’s mission is to ensure that physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, and other health care professionals in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands receive state-of-the-art information, training, and consultation on the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS.

All Faiths Unitarian Church
All Faiths Unitarian Congregation is a welcoming, caring community seeking diversity, practicing openness, and encouraging personal and spiritual growth. “We are working toward a just, free, peaceful and compassionate world . . . ”

Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ
This church exists to worship and serve God. With the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and in obedience to our risen Lord Jesus Christ, we seek to proclaim through word and deed His message of reconciliation and love to a fractured and suffering world. Enriched by diversity, we embrace all people of any heritage, culture, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital or economic status, or varying mental and physical abilities.  Everyone is welcome into all aspects of church life as we celebrate the image of God in every person.

Rascals Fort Myers

Rascals is a hip, modern gay bar in Fort Myers that is community-minded. The staff and owner spent the better part of a year hosting fundraisers to help The McGregor Clinic purchase a new mobile testing unit. The campaign was very successful and McGregor now owns its own vehicle. Rascals continues to support the mission and services of McGregor and is a friendly fun place to hang out, dance and be surrounded by a supportive community!

St John the Apostle MCC
You will feel comfortable at our service because you can be yourself. Our Congregants come from all different belief systems to pray, worship Jesus Christ, and take Communion, if desired. Bring your thoughts and hopes and find an hour of peace and a connection to God. You will recognize some of the hymns and others will be new to you. Either way, you will have an uplifting experience with your prayers and walk out feeling closer to Jesus and at peace with yourself. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to take the first step. There is nothing to lose — only the gifts of God to gain.

The Office Pub
Southwest Florida’s Oldest Neighborhood Gay Bar! Celebrating 30 Years of Serving our Community!!

Tubby’s City Hangout
Tubby’s offers a comfortable meeting place for gay men and women, bisexuals, transgender, straight, students, and celebrities alike! Never a cover, only a smile from our friendly bartenders who make you feel like part of the family. Plenty of free and easy parking. Please drink responsibly. Offer your keys for a complimentary local cab ride.

Advocates for Youth
Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe.

AIDS United
The mission of AIDS United is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. We will achieve this goal through national, regional and local policy/advocacy, strategic grantmaking, and organizational capacity building. With partners throughout the country, we will work to ensure that people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS have access to the prevention and care services they need and deserve.

Latino Commission on AIDS (En Español)
The Latino Commission on AIDS is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. In response to the critical, unmet need for HIV prevention and care for Latinos, a coalition of Latino leaders founded the agency in 1990. The Commission realizes its mission by spearheading health advocacy for Latinos, promoting HIV education, developing model prevention programs for high-risk communities, and by building capacity in community organizations.

National Minority AIDS Council
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), a 501(c)3 organization, develops leadership in communities of color to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since 1987, NMAC has advanced this mission through a variety of programs and services, including: a public policy education program, national and regional training conferences, a treatment and research program, capacity building, technical assistance and trainings, and digital and electronic resource materials. NMAC also serves as an association of AIDS service organizations providing valuable information to community based organizations, hospitals, clinics and other groups assisting individuals and families affected by the AIDS epidemic.

National Pediatric AIDS Network
NPAN’s mission includes local, national and international populations and is fourfold: Provide education, advocacy, and emotional support to those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Promote research in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Remove stigma associated with the disease. Promote prevention of HIV from the time of preconception through youth.

Project Inform (En Español)
Project Inform fights the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics by assuring the development of effective treatments and a cure; supporting individuals to make informed choices about their health; advocating for quality, affordable health care; and promoting medical strategies that prevent new infections.

The AIDS Institute
The AIDS Institute (TAI) began as a grass roots community mobilization effort in the mid 1980s. In 1992, this advocacy network became incorporated as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Over the years, The AIDS Institute has expanded its vision to become a leading national nonprofit AIDS agency with offices in Tampa, Florida and Washington, DC. Affiliated with the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, The AIDS Institute remains focused on HIV/AIDS while incorporating work on related healthcare issues, including Hepatitis.

Women, Children, and HIV
The Women, Children, and HIV website is the result of a collaboration between the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and the Center for HIV Information (CHI) at the University of California San Francisco. The goals of this website are to: Disseminate state-of-the-art clinical information and training resources on mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT) and related topics. Communicate the best practices in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and caring for infected children. Disseminate PMTCT program resource materials. Disseminate state-of-the-art clinical information and training resources on perinatally acquired pediatric HIV infection. Implement services responsive to the needs of the CDC Global AIDS Program (CDC/GAP).

MyMedSchedule
Use MyMedSchedule.com to create free, easy-to-read medication schedules. Print schedules that are easy to create, read and update. Receive reminders to take your medications by text or email. Set refill reminders—reorder your prescriptions before they run out. Keep track of your daily medications—strengths, dosage and purpose. Bring your pill schedule to all your doctor appointments. Maintain medicine schedules for yourself and family members. Print your schedule in English or Spanish. Convenient wallet-size schedules to carry with you. Pill box organizers and reminders.

For Additional Information:

AIDSinfo has Health Information Specialists to answer questions online or by phone in English and Spanish. They can offer quick access to federally approved HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention guidelines, clinical trials, and other research-related information for:

  • People living with HIV/AIDS, their families, and their friends
  • Health care providers
  • Researchers and medical research staff
  • National and community organizations