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Buyers clubs:

The first  "buyers' clubs" were started  years ago to obtain potential treatments which
were legal but not readily available. Throughout their history these groups have repeatedly
provided the first access to lifesaving treatments before they are approved in the
U.S.;  and despite important improvements in the drug-approval process,
the clubs still continue to do so.
Today there are basically three kinds of buyers' clubs. The original organizations use
product sales to keep the doors open, and also to support advocacy and troubleshooting
when necessary to make important treatments available; many also provide libraries or
other client education without charge. Another model is to run a buyers' club as a
health-food business, although with more focus on a particular community
but without advocacy, education, or other services which are not sales
related. A third kind of buyers' club operates as a project of a larger
AIDS service organization which provides the space and perhaps some
staff, sometimes these groups are largely volunteer, with product
sold at or near cost.

The original kind of buyers' clubs -- which have supported their advocacy work
through product sales -- have long had the knowledge, experience, and independence
to make critical contributions to patient access to important but unapproved medications.


Web sites change: these links were valid when this site was made.

 Being Alive Buyers' Club
http://www.apaz.org/

bealive@apaz.org
1427 North 3rd St. Ste 125
Phoenix AZ 85004
602-253-2437
fax: (602)253-5577



Travis Wright Memorial Buyers' Club
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation Buyers' Club
http://www.saaf.org/
Note ** No on line ordering.***
Case Management: senior_cm@saaf.org
Peer Counseling: peers@saaf.org
Support Services: senior_cm@saaf.org
Buyer's Club: wellness@saaf.org

375 S Euclid Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 628-7223
800 -771-9054
fax: (520) 628-7222
open Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm


California

Rainbow Grocery Cooperative (20% PWA discount)
http://www.rainbowgrocery.org/

vitamins@rainbowgrocery.org
1745 Folsom St.
San Francisco CA 94103
415-863-0620
Monday-Saturday 9:00-9:00 Pacific time
Sunday 10:00-9:00
(Worker-owned co-op grocery store, no mail order.)



LifeLink
http://www.lifelinknet.com/

sales@lifelinknet.com
750 Farroll Rd.
Grover Beach CA 93433
888-433-5266
805-473-2803
Director: David Blanco



CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Health Resource
http://www.immunesupport.com/
customerservice@prohealthinc.com
1187 Coast Village Road #1-280
Santa Barbara CA 93108
800-366-6056
Fax: (805) 965-0042
Monday-Friday 6:00-5:00 Pacific time


Georgia

AIDS Treatment Initiatives
(Web page address no longer active)
*http://www.mindspring.com/~atiaids/ATIHomePage.html
Note** $25.00 Membership fee **
**Serving the SouthEast **

828 W. Peachtree St. NW #210
Atlanta GA 30308
Director: Guy Pujol
888-874-4845
404-874-4845 (** Note Phone on web page says 874-4846 **)
fax: 404-874-9320
Monday-Thursday 12:00-7:00 Eastern time



Massachusetts

Treatment Information Network's/Boston Buyers' Club
http://www.bostonbuyersclub.com/
Note ** $5.00 Membership fee **
** Open to everyone **
bosbuyrclb@aol.com
Boston Living Center, 29 Stanhope St., 3rd Floor
Boston MA 02116
800-435-5586, or 617-266-2223
fax: 617450-9412
Director: David Stokes
Monday-Thursday 12:00-6:00 Eastern, F. 12:00-5:00



New York

DAAIR
http://www.aids.org/index.html
Note** sliding scale membership fee**
info@daair.org
31 East 30th St. #2A
New York NY 10016
888-951-5433
212-725-6994
fax: 212-689-6471
Director: Fred Bingham
Wednesday, Friday 3:30-6:30 Eastern time
Saturday 2:00-6:00



Texas

Houston Buyers' Club
http://houstonbuyersclub.com/

info@houstonbuyersclub.com
Houston Buyers Club
3400 Montrose Blvd, Suite 604
Houston, Texas 77006
Phone 713-520-5288
Toll-Free 800-350-2392
Fax 713-521-7419
Store Hours M-F 10-6 Sat 10-2




Another couple sources for vitamins on the internet :
http://www.vitamins.com/
Note:: they will send you brochures but purchasing online is much cheaper.


http://www.smartbomb.com/