Prevention & Education
AIDS Resource offers numerous HIV and STI prevention and education programs to residents living in the communities we serve.
AIDS Resource offers free condom delivery to residents in our coverage area during the COVID-19 pandemic. To receive condoms, please email your name and complete mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate if you have a latex allergy. Our coverage area includes Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Snyder, and Union Counties.
As a response to abide with physical distancing recommendations and prevent the transmission of COVID-19, AIDS Resource has changed its condom pick-up process. To pick-up free condoms, please call the office when you arrive, stay in your car (or outside if walking), and a staff member will bring the condoms to you. Please notify the staff member if you have a latex allergy. Lastly, please wear a mask during the transaction.
AIDS Resource offers free PrEP services. Our monthly PrEP clinic is at our Williamsport office. PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a medication taken by individuals who do not have HIV to protect themselves from getting HIV. Learn more about PrEP by clicking here and here.
To learn more about our PrEP services, please call the Williamsport office at 570-322-8448 or email us at email@example.com.
AIDS Resource recently launched a program to provide financial assistance to survivors of sexual assault who cannot afford PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). PEP is a short course of antiretroviral medications that decreases the risk of acquiring HIV after a potential exposure. PEP must be started within 72 hours of the potential exposure and is used only in emergency situations. Learn more about PEP by clicking here. Please contact us to inquire about the program.
This program is made possible by generous grants from the Pearls with a Passion Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania and the Stabler Foundation. Learn more about FCFP by visiting www.FCFPartnership.org.
Cleaning Drug Injection Equipment
If you use injectable drugs or medications, it is best to use new, sterile needles, syringes, and other injection equipment (e.g., cookers) every time to prevent getting HIV and other blood-borne infections. You should never share your injection equipment with others. If new equipment is not available or you must share equipment, it is recommended that you clean the items as directed between each use.
AIDS Resource provides free drug injection disinfecting kits, which include alcohol swabs for cleaning the skin prior to injection, cotton balls, bottle caps for cookers, and instructional information on how to clean needles and syringes. Please contact us to schedule a time to pick up a kit. Free and confidential rapid point-of-care testing for HIV and hepatitis C are also available.
Early Intervention Services and Outreach
AIDS Resource launched the EIS and Outreach program to reduce the incidence of HIV in our community by engaging community members in outreach activities, community events, and educational programs. This approach facilitates access to HIV testing, counseling, referrals, and condom distribution for individuals who may not otherwise seek services.
Schools, Colleges, & Community Groups
We offer an HIV-101 class that covers the basics of HIV, modes of transmission, and ways to protect yourself. We also tailor the program to address your specific needs, such as expanded HIV, STIs, or substance abuse training.
Please contact us to discuss how we can assist with your program needs.
Agencies, Businesses, & Civic Groups
We offer Universal Precaution Safety Training that reviews the precautions one should take to minimize workplace infection risk. We also tailor training to address your specific needs, such as expanded training on HIV, STIs, or substance abuse.
Please contact us to discuss how we can assist with your training needs.
Individualized Prevention Plans
If you are concerned about getting HIV, our prevention specialists will conduct a personalized assessment and provide education, resources, and support to help you make well-informed decisions about your sexual health.
Please call the Williamsport office at 570-322-8448 or the State College office at 814-272-0818 to schedule an appointment.