HIV AIDS Stigma and education

HIV Prevention Services

HIV Prevention Services

Prevention works. In the United States, investments in HIV prevention have paid off. CDC estimates that 1,201,100 persons aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 168,300 (14%) who are unaware of their infection. (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/basics/ataglance.html) Over the past decade, the number of people living with HIV has increased, while the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. Still, the pace of new infections continues at far too high a level—particularly among certain groups. The estimated incidence of HIV has remained stable overall in recent years, at about 50,000 new HIV infections per year. Within the overall estimates, however, some groups are affected more than others. Men who have sex with men continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV infection, and among races/ethnicities, African Americans continue to be disproportionately affected.  The Positive champions speakers Bureau is empowering our speakers with the effective abilities to do HIV testing and counseling. We are providing prevention and linkage aspects of HIV care. By providing HIV insight to the newly diagnosed and those currently living with HIV, our services offer hands on experience and knowledge of how to effectively disseminate all aspects of adherence, compliance with primary care and how to protect your partners while doing so. While working with the community at large, our current knowledge of the challenges that come with working with populations most at risk for contracting the disease make us a very effective intervention for prevention. These local organizations can provide HIV testing and prevention information.