The U.S. Public Health Service's Centers for Disease Control has established national hotlines to provide up-to-date information about AIDS.

The National AIDS Hotline - 1 (800) 342-AIDS - is a 24-hour, toll-free service that provides confidential information, referrals and educational materials.The clearinghouse number - 1 (800) 458-5231 - maintains comprehensive databases to help educators, social workers and others get current information about HIV/AIDS.

Specialists at 1 (800) 874-2572 will provide information about clinical trials for AIDS patients and others infected with HIV. The hotlines offer Spanish-speaking specialists.