Prevention is the strongest weapon in our fight against the spread of HIV disease. In 2007 the CDC noted that the southeast is the epicenter for AIDS-related deaths in the United States, and in August 2008 the CDC posted news that they had underestimated the number of new HIV cases by 40%. There is no cure for HIV or AIDS, so now, more than ever, it is crucial that prevention education focus on stopping the spread.
The CDC and the state of North Carolina have placed the strongest emphasis on HIV prevention education, targeting those already living with the virus. The Alliance has been part of the piloting of these efforts since their inception. Prevention education works … just as one person can spread HIV disease to the masses, one person can stop it.
The Prevention Education Program offers tailored educational sessions to the community at large, as well as to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. We provide HIV/AIDS/STD sessions that are fun, interactive, informative, and skills-based. We conduct programs throughout the Triangle area, and we serve as a non-traditional testing site (NTS) conducting HIV antibody tests, and screenings for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Hepatitis B & C.
If you’d like more information regarding testing or educational sessions, contact:
Director of Prevention Education/Deputy Executive Director
Deputy Director of Prevention Education