Williamsport: 570-322-8448 or State College: 814-272-0818 info@aidsresource.com

Prevention & Education

AIDS Resource offers numerous HIV and STI prevention and education programs to residents living in the communities we serve.

Condom Distribution

AIDS Resource is offering 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 condoms@aidsresource.com. 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.

Review the step-by-step instructions on how to correctly put on an external condom and an internal condom.

PrEP Services

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 info@aidsresource.com.

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 includes 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 is 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 training on HIV, STIs, or substance abuse.

Please contact us to discuss how we can assist with your program needs.

Agencies, Businesses, & Civic Groups

We offer a Universal Precaution Safety Training that reviews the precautions one should take to minimize risk of infection in the workplace. 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.

KNOW YOUR STATUS

AIDS Resource is giving away free HIV self-testing kits.