General HIV Information - Prevention
Without a vaccine or cure, prevention is the only tool we have to control the spread of HIV. HIV is 100% preventable. Our prevention department works to inform people about the risks of HIV and provide services to prevent further spreading of HIV.
The program focuses on those most at risk in our community for contracting and/or transmitting HIV, including men who have sex with men, injection drug users, and sexual partners of people living with HIV/AIDS.
- Confidential and anonymous oral HIV antibody testing (Including the Oraquick rapid HIV testing)
- Personal risk assessment, and risk reduction counseling
- Referrals to community resources
Syringe exchange has proven to be one of the most effective HIV prevention strategies for people who inject drugs who are not in treatment.
- Needle exchange services at our office and mobile sites, providing clean needles, first aid supplies, and disposal of used syringes
- Referral to community services for STD testing and information, detox, and drug treatment
- Clothing and food when available
- HIV testing and counseling at our office and mobile exchange sites
The Game is a project designed to engage local gay and bisexual men in a community effort to reduce HIV infections. These men are recruited as peer advocates and distribute safer sex supplies and role model stories crafted from interviews by local men. As a volunteer you can help us recruit, train and support peer advocates and utilize behavior change theory to craft culturally appropriate print and digital media. This is a great project for volunteers who have experience (or want to have) with the LGBT community or public health.
Questions? More information?
Prevention Specialist, Outreach
541-342-5088 x 117