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AIDS/HIV Infection:
 
STATEWIDE:
 
AIDS Coalition of Southern NJ: Professionally run helps to ensure the quality of care and continuity of vital resources for person affected by AIDS/HIV.  Provides support groups, direct services and education. Newsletter, speakers bureau, phone help and guest speakers. Serves Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties.  Write: AIDS Coalition of Southern NJ, 100 Essex Ave, Suite 300, Bellmawr, NJ, 08031.  Call 856-933-9500  website: www.acsnj.org
 
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation: Support groups and information for anyone affected with AIDS/HIV.  ( Patients, families, partners, friends). Advocacy, legal services, public education and training, short term emergency services and hotline.  All services are confidential. Serves Northern and Central NJ. Write Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, 317 George Street, Suite 203, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.  For information call:  1-800-433-0254 (9AM -7PM) or 732-246-0204 (day).  Website:  www.hyacinth.org   email:  info@hyacinth.org
 
ATLANTIC:
 
HIV Support Group: Professionally run, support for those with HIV. Families and friends welcome. Social group, literature, buddy system. Handicapped accessible. Meets 3rd Monday 5:30-7pm. Access One, 730 Shore Rd, Somers Point, Call Michele Keenan,MSW: 1-609-927-6662 ext 6   email: hivaccess@aol.com
 
BERGEN:
 
Double Jeopardy Peer Support Group: Professionally Run, Emotional support and information for men and women who have HIV/HVC and substance abuse issues. Meets Thursday 6-8pm, Buddies of New Jersey, 149 Hudson Street, Hackensack.  Call Susan 201-489-2900 (10 am - 6 pm). website: www.njbuddies.org
 
New Jersey Buddies: Professionally run, provides support and education to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Support groups for those with HIV positive women, gay men, men and women, substance abusers as well as a group for those who have engaged in risky activities, but have not been tested yet. Meetings vary, Buddies of NJ, 149 Hudson St, Hackensack.   Call 201-489-2900 (9-5)  website:  www.njbuddies.org    email: njbuddies@aol.com
 
ESSEX:
 
Co-Ed Wellness Support Group: (ESSEX County Residents ONLY)  Professionally run. Support for men and women who have HIV. Literature,. Meets Tuesdays 2-4pm.  Hyacinth Foundation, 408 Bloomfield Ave, 2nd floor, Newark.  Call first:  Exmo Gonzalez or Alexandra Cruz: 973-565-0300 (day)
 
Our Place: Professionally run. Provides safe and confidential environment to offer support to people with HIV, their loved ones and caregivers. Meets Tuesday 6:30 pm Montclair.  Call first:  Palent: 973-783-6655 (day)  website:  www.copecenter.net   email:  lpalent@copecenter.net
 
HUDSON:
 
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation Support Group:  Mutual support for those with AIDS or HIV. Wellness Community meets Thursday 1-3:30pm;  Treatment support group meets 2nd Tuesday, Spiritual group meets last Monday, 2-4pm.  880 Bergen Ave, Suite 802, Jersey City,  Call first:  201-432-1134.   Website:  www.hyacinth.org
 
Middlesex:
 
HIV Infected/ Affected Support:  Professionally Run, Mutual support and education for persons affected by HIV.  Rap sessions and literature. Meets Monday 6-8pm, Raritan Bay Medical Center, 530 New Brunswick Ave, Perth Amboy.  Call first:  Early Intervention Program: 732-324-5022 Sandra or Ed.
 
MONMOUTH:
 
HIV Support Group: Mutual support for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.  Family and friends welcome. Guest speakers. Meets Thursdays 6-8pm. Riverview Medical Center, Jane Booker Building, 2nd Floor, Red Bank. Call Elise Millea:  732-450-2863
 
OCEAN:
 
HIV/AIDS Infected/Affected Group:  Professionally run. Support. Members build a support network and share knowledge. Guest speakers and literature. Meets Tuesdays 7-8PM  Ocean County Department of Health, 175 Sunset Ave, Toms River.  Call Patricia Brown 732-341-9700 ext 7603  eamil:  amcbride@ochd.org
 
UNION:
 
HIV/AIDS  Co-Ed  Support Group:   meets at Hyacinth Foundation for AIDS at 25 Craig Place, 2nd Floor, N.Plainfield   Mondays 6-8:30 pm
 
Overlook Medical Center,.Summit, NJ:    HIV Support groups on Thursday evenings at 7pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Group open for those 18 years and older. No fees but it is required to call first to set up a short meeting before attending the group. Once a month is a speaker and other meeting is open discussion.  For more info: call: Susan Calcara, RN, CHS IV, HIV Services, Overlook Medical Center,   973-971-8936. 
 
SOMERSET:
 
Ryan White Support Group: Professionally Run. provides support and education for those affected by HIV. Guest speakers. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday, 6-7:30 pm.  Somerset Medical Center, 110 Rehill Ave, Room 579 East, Somerville.  Call 908-685-2814 day.  

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