Key Contacts is a directory to HIV-related services and other resources in Atlanta and Georgia, and also includes information on Internet and hotline resources. Major funding for this resource guide is from HRSA grant #1 H4A HA 00067-03. Key Contacts is updated regularly.
Toolkit for CARE Act-Funded Programs Employing People with HIV/AIDs
A new toolkit provides materials to help Title IV programs develop strategies in employing people living with HIV/AIDS (i.e., “CARE Act consumers”). The toolkit is divided into six sections: toolkit fundamentals; planning for consumer staff; recruiting and hiring; compensation and benefits; supervision and support; and professional development. The toolkit, available on CD-ROM, includes tables, graphs, references, and questionnaires. While this resource is not new, it remains a useful tool to providers currently or considering employing people with HIV/AIDS. The CD-ROM can be obtained free from the HRSA Clearinghouse.
- HIV/AIDS Resources Online (Yahoo)
- CDC National Prevention Information Network
- The Center for Mental Health Services
- HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service
- AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
- AIDS and Substance Abuse
- American Foundation for AIDS Research: Public Policy
- AIDS Legal Referral Panel: San Francisco Bay Area
- AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families
- The Center for Health Services Research and Policy
- Harvard AIDS Institute
- Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS
- Johns Hopkins AIDS Service
- National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center Fact Sheets
- Hepatitis Resource Network
- Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report
- Test Positive Awareness Network
- American Psychiatric Association (APA)
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
- National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)
- Model State Public Health Privacy Project
(You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view some of these documents.)
- National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, May 2006 Bulletin
- AIDS Action: Policy Facts
- AIDS Action: Prevention of AIDS in Substance Users
- Preventing AIDS in Injection Drug Users
- The Immune System
- Southern States 2008 Manifesto
- Test Positive Awareness Network ~ How You Can Impact Treatment Outcomes: Know More!
- National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors
From PandemicFlu.gov, a one-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Pandemic Influenza
- Frequently asked questions
- Seasonal Flu versus Pandemic Flu
- Monitoring outbreaks
- Health and safety
- Tests, vaccines, medications and masks
- News releases
CDC Pandemic Flu
- Key Facts about Influenza and the Influenza Vaccine
- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
- Avian Influenza Protecting the United States; USDA Preparations and Response
- USDA Questions and Answers
Responding to many complaints that Georgia’s Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will forms were too complicated, the 2007 General Assembly rewrote the state’s advanced directives laws. This new law became became effective as of July 1, 2007. There is now a simplified approach to end-of-life decisions affecting everyone.
The result of this new law has been put into a form which can be downloaded by going to the web site of the State Bar of Georgia. Simply connect to that site by clicking here.
Once there, you can print the form and fill it out. The form contains direct, layperson friendly instructions, so there may not be a need to have an attorney to assist with this exercise. To be valid, the form needs to signed by the principal, along with two witnesses. However, neither witness has to be physically present when the principal signs the form; their signature can come later but only if the principal declares that he or she did sign the form previously. Another change from the previous law is that no Notary Public is required as a witness to the principal executing the form.
In the event someone has executed an advanced directive prior to July 1, 2007, there is no need to re-do a new form. The new form does not replace pre-existing documents; the new form simply is effective for those who want to execute a new form any time as of July 1, 2007.
Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan: This site has the rates and information regarding the high risk insurance pool for Georgia.