HIVAZ.org AZ’s 1st FREE online databaseby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Mar. 11, 2013, under Press Releases
P R E S S R E L E A S E
CONTACT: SHERRY BUTLER
AUNT RITA’S FOUNDATION LAUNCHESHIVAZ.ORG
A FREE COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE OF RESOURCES FOR HIV/AIDS SERVICES
OVER 500 LISTINGS WITH INFO ON TESTING, DOCTORS, PREVENTION
February 12, 2013(Phoenix AZ)…Arizona’s first comprehensive online database of services, providers, physicians, case managers, testing locations and more, and one of the few sites of its kind in the nation, directly connect those affected by HIV/AIDS to the resources they need.HIVAZ.org, created by Aunt Rita’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that advocates HIV education and awareness and raises and distributes funds to HIV/AIDS service organizations. For more information visitwww.HIVAZ.orgorwww.auntritas.org.
HIVAZ.orglists providers by categories and visitors that are then directed to the website of individual providers through URL links. Each posting includes the name of the agency or organization and a short description, location, contact information, services provided and the website links.
“HIVAZ.orgdirectly connects people to the resources through the links,” said Aunt Rita’s Foundation Executive Director Kit Kloeckl. “The site is not designed for individuals to spend a lot of time, but as a one-stop database for the diverse services and resources they may need to develop, enhance or expand a healthcare strategy.”
Categories inHIVAZ.orginclude Alternative/Complimentary Therapies, Behavior Health Services, Case Management Services, Child Care Assistance (to go to HIV Services), Clinical Trials, COBRA/Health Insurance Premium/Co-pay Assistance, Dental Care, Doctors/Medical Providers, Early Intervention Services, Eligibility/Enrollment Assistance, Emergency Financial Assistance, Food Bank/ Home Delivered Meals, Free Condom Distribution, HIV Education Services, HIV Testing Services, Home Health Care, Hospice Services, Housing Services, Legal Services, Linguistic Services, Medical Care, Mental Health Services, Needle Exchange Programs, Non-HIV Specific Provider, Nutritional Therapy/Vitamins & Supplements, Offers Other STD Testing, Outreach Services, Pharmacists, Prevention Services, Substance Abuse Services, Support Groups, Transportation Services, Treatment Adherence, Vision Care and Wellness Services.
About Aunt Rita’s
Founded in 1989, Aunt Rita’s raises money for its 19 member agencies with programs to prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with the disease primarily through three signature events, SAVORlife, AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run, and RED Brunch, A World AIDS Day Event. Money raised is equally distributed to participating agencies in Central Arizona. For more information, visitwww.HIVAZ.orgorwww.auntritas.org or call (602) 882-8675.