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  • Get Tested | AAS-C

    Tested PrEPed Info & Programs! Referrals Lube Condoms & Oral Dams! Get Tested M-Th 9-4 & Fri 9-Noon in our offices Confidential HIV (rapid and traditional testing available), Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Hepatitis C testing. Price: FREE Community Testing Keep It Up! (KIU!) KIU! combines sexual-health education & mobile technology in 5 fun and informative videos. Email or call 919-834-2437 to learn how to join and get up to $100 in gift cards. Price: FREE Keep It Up! Get PrEP'd M-Th 9-4 & Fri 9-Noon over the phone or in our offices AAS-C can connect you to a PrEP provider regardless of your current health insurance status Price: FREE Get PrEP'd Condoms, Dams, & Lube At our offices and in the community AAS-C partners with businesses and organizations to make STI protection FREE and readily available. Price: FREE See Locations HIV & STI Testing FAQs WHO SHOULD BE TESTED FOR HIV? EVERYONE! ​ HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? All tests are administered FREE of charge for all clients. ​ DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT? NO - we gladly accept walk-ins and offer testing at many festivals and event throughout the region. However, we know your time is valuable. So, if you would like to make an appointment, call us at 919-834-2437 . ​ WHAT WE TEST FOR: HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus): Rapid HIV Testing and Traditional HIV Testing Syphilis Chlamydia Gonorrhea Hepatitis C ​ WHAT IS THE PROCESS: A trained Prevention Specialist will ask you to fill out some brief paperwork and provide you with pre-test counseling before beginning the process of collecting specimens for testing. The specialist will then take the necessary sample -- Traditional HIV testing, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C are all tested through a blood draw. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing require a small urine sample. A rapid HIV test can be administered with a simple prick of your finger. ​ WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RAPID HIV TEST AND A TRADITIONAL HIV TEST? Both rapid and traditional HIV tests detect HIV antibodies in the blood. With a traditional test, blood is drawn and sent to a lab for detailed analysis. Therefore, traditional tests are able to detect smaller amounts of the antibodies and are 99% accurate as soon as two weeks after exposure to the virus. ​ Even with a high level of accuracy when a small amount of the antibodies are detected, a confirmation test needs to be done three months after exposure, when the antibody levels are high enough to eliminate the possibility of a false positive result. Whereas a rapid test uses a smaller blood sample (from a finger prick) and less-sophisticated, onsite antibody detection techniques. This means a larger amount of antibodies need to be present to give a + result. The rapid test is only 99% accurate if conducted three months or longer after exposure. ​ HOW DO I GET MY RESULTS? Rapid HIV results are given on location no more than 20 minutes after the test is initiated. All other tests take approximately two weeks to come back from the NC State Lab. Syphilis, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia results can be given over the phone, but for reasons of confidentiality, HIV results must be given in person. All results are only given to the individual tested unless special accommodations have been made. BUT I DON’T WANT ANYONE TO KNOW I’M GETTING TESTED…. The Alliance offers confidential testing. We do not share your information with anyone unless there is a positive test result. In the event of a positive result, the Alliance is required by law to report the information to the NC Department of Public Health in order to ensure individuals are properly linked to care. WHAT HAPPENS IF I TEST POSITIVE FOR SOMETHING? The Alliance Prevention Education Team is committed to ensuring all individuals testing positive for any STI are appropriately and expeditiously linked to care. We provide referrals to area health departments, the NC State Department of Public Health, Bridge Counseling services, Medical Case Management, and various psychosocial supports. ​ ​ Back to Top

  • Get Care | AAS-C

    C.L.E.A.R. - Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results! C.L.E.A.R. is a FREE, short-term counseling program for people living with HIV. It is CDC- backed, evidenced-based, and promotes healthy living. ​ Clients meet one-on-one with a counselor for about one hour, once a week, for a minimum of five sessions, more are available depending on their specific health risks. To offset the costs of participating in C.L.E.A.R., we offer bus passes, Walmart gift cards, and VIP pantry shopping days for clients attending their sessions. ​ Please note that C.L.E.A.R. is not a substitute for other behavioral health, mental health, or substance use programs. But, we do work very well alongside them, as we talk more specifically about living with HIV while working to improve our clients’ lives! Our counselors are also trained to refer our clients to other services they may need. Clients saying they enjoy: ​ Meeting with a counselor individually to talk about what’s on their mind Setting goals and having their counselor check on their progress Confidential space to discuss thoughts and feelings Practicing effective communication skills Learning more about HIV and how to stay healthy Learning effective problem solving, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques Develop confidence about disclosure and learning the right time disclose HIV status ​ For more information or to set up your first appointment! Call Stephanie at (919) 834-2437 or email: stephanie.bryant@aas-c.org Back to Top

  • SUPPORT US | AllianceNC

    Make A Donation For more than 30 years the Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina has supported people with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses through compassionate and non-judgemental prevention, care coordination, and supportive services. We are grateful for your support to help ensure free and accessible HIV/STI testing, connection to care, and support for North Carolinians who need it most! Support the Alliance First Name Last Name Address City State Zipcode Email Phone This gift is in the name of... Thank you for your support! To mail a check, please make payable to the Alliance and send to: Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina 1637 Old Louisburg Rd. Raleigh, NC 27604 Or donate using: NC State Employees Combined Campaign ID:1802 To inquire about other ways to give, contact Melissa by phone: 919-834-2437 x1002 or by email: M.haithcoxdennis@aas-c.org Back to Top

  • | AllianceNC

    30+ Years Serving the Community AAS-C grew out of a desire to provide a full continuum of care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS: including medical and non-medical case management; primary care; pastoral care/counseling; substance abuse treatment; mental health counseling; a supplemental food supply and nutritional counseling; housing support; as well as HIV/STD awareness, prevention, testing and education.

  • Board of Directors | AAS-C

    Meet Our Board Alex Orr Member Andrew May Board Chair Anthony Klish Member Ben King Member Beth Russell Member Cara Vivarelli-O'Neill Member Chandrika Johnson Member Chris Genwright Vice-Chair George Roa Member Melissa Haithcox-Dennis Executive Director Melody C. Haislip Secretary Monair McGregor Member Paul Imura Treasurer Shayne Ladak Member Stephanie B. Baines Member Back to Top

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  • WHAT WE DO | AllianceNC

    What We Do Prevention Services: HIV/STI testing, community outreach, and health education workshops. We distribute safer-sex supplies to local barber shops and partner with organizations such as the Raleigh LGBT Center, for large community events. We also offer navigation to PrEP providers. ​ Keep It Up! KIU!, is an exciting new project from Northwestern University that combines sexual health education and mobile technology. KIU! Has five interactive sexual education and HIV prevention program modules that contain information about HIV and related topics. TO join KIU! you need to complete the baseline survey, watch the videos about different seual health scenarios, and come to the Alliance to be tested. If you finish all of the parts you can get gift cards up to $100! Are You Eligible? Must live in the state of North Carolina. Must be between the ages of 18-34 years old. Must be AMAB (Assigned male at birth) in the LGBT Community. Must be HIV negative (Get Tested HERE) How to Participate: Contact our KIU Coordinator Email: John.Rowell@aas-c.org Phone: 919-834-2437 ext. 1001 Text: 984-833-5301 Thank you in advance for your participation and Keep It Up! ​ Care Services: Early intervention services that connect our HIV+ clients to medical, mental health, substance-use providers and other related healthcare providers. EIS services also reduce barriers to care such as transportation and navigating healthcare systems by working with our partners. We provide supplements and nutritious food through our Nourishment and Encouragement (N&E) program for PLWH with dietary care plans and we will soon offer Medical Case Management Services. For more information, contact DeVaughn at d.gentry@aas-c.org. ​ Support Services: Support services include our well-established food pantry , workshops to enhance life skills, positive health behaviors, and leadership development. We refer to community resources such as food, housing, job-training, and social support to counteract stigma and social isolation. We provide CLEAR , a brief counseling program to improve self-advocacy and provider-patient communication skills. well as offer housing assistance through referrals. We're working to provide housing information and resources for PLWH that need more support. ​ Drop-In Center: Opening Soon - check back for details Back to Top

  • | AllianceNC

    CONTACT US Thanks for submitting! Submit Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina 1637 Old Louisburg Rd. Raleigh, NC 27604

  • Noteworthy News | AAS-C

    Noteworthy News CDC on America's HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD): Helping the US End the HIV Epidemic The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS), through its Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), developed a unique data visualization tool that displays the most up-to-date, standardized, HIV indicator data from the CDC along with progress data for the 50 U.S. states and EHE goals for each priority area. AHEAD affords stakeholders the opportunity to... Read More AHEAD.GOV HIV.gov 10-21-21 Raleigh joins Wake County in new non-discrimination protections The Raleigh City Council unanimously voted to join in a new, LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance Tuesday, the day after the ordinance was passed by Wake County. Read More NC Policy Watch PULSE CNN 10-19-21 Wake County, NC Passes LGBT Ordinance in Unanimous Vote Celeste Jones remembers moving to Raleigh to find happiness and “live an authentic life.” “As a Black trans woman, it was extremely difficult to find a job,” Jones said Monday afternoon. “It often felt like people would give me one look and immediately refused to give me a chance.... Read More News and Observer WRAL 10-17-21 LGBT Americans reported higher rates of food and economic insecurity Adult Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender experience higher rates of food and economic insecurity than their non-LGBT counterparts, according to the findings of a key coronavirus pandemic survey released Wednesday by the Census Bureau. Learn More CNN Photo by CNN 8-11-21 Cost of HIV prevention drugs remain high for many despite efforts to fix the problem Read more at: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article255097562.html#storylink=cpy See The Interview WTVD Photo by WTVD 8-6-21 Nonprofit looking to up HIV testing after the virus took a backseat to COVID-19 pandemic Sunday, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day, and some organizations are looking to increase testing numbers. HIV testing has gone down since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in some counties by more than 50%, according to North Carolina Health News. With healthcare workers focused on the coronavirus and smaller organizations having to close their doors, HIV testing took a back seat. See The Interview Spectrum News Photo by Spectrum News 6-25-21 Danica Roem's message to LGBTQ youth: 'You have to care' about politics Danica Roem, on her knees with her face in her hands, crying. It was 2017 and she had just become the first state lawmaker who identifies as transgender elected in Virginia. She will always be the first, but four years later, she is no longer the only person in the US who identifies as transgender to be elected and serve in a state legislative body. It's not a well populated trail, but one she is proud to have blazed. Read More CNN Photo by CNN 6-20-21 Telemedicine Effective at Care Retention Among Rural Patients Living With HIV Researchers have found that when put up against traditional, or face-to-face (F2F), care, telemedicine (TM) produced comparable results among persons living with HIV in rural Georgia, thereby presenting itself as a potential way to increase access to specialty HIV care for these individuals. Read More American Journal of Managed Care ​ 6-19-21 HIV rates rising: Could new forms of PrEP help? In parts of the US, HIV rates are currently climbing among underserved populations. We’ve seen a recent epidemic among people without stable housing in Boston, and similar outbreaks in areas like West Virginia and Philadelphia. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the problem because many people have had less access to testing and medical care for HIV. Now more than ever, medicines known as pre-exposure prophylaxis — or PrEP — could help reverse this worrisome trend by preventing people from getting HIV. Read More Harvard Medical School Photo by Harvard Medical School 6-18-21 Remembering Raleigh's LGBTQIA+ history In the 1960s and 70s, it was common for LGBTQIA+ spaces to be pushed to the edges of a city -- with blackened windows so nobody could see inside. This was done partially to protect the identities of those who literally risked being fired from their jobs – or worse – and partially because the general public didn't want to see. Read More WRAL Photo by WRAL 6-17-21 Prev 1 2 3 4 1 ... 1 2 3 4 ... 4 Next Back to Top

  • Team | AAS-C

    Meet Our Team Melissa Haithcox-Dennis Executive Director M.haithcoxdennis@aas-c.org Stephanie Bryant Assistant Director, Support Stephanie.bryant@aas-c.org N'Saun Gentry Care and Support Specialist Nsaun.gentry@aas-c.org Marcia Rogers Pantry Coordinator marcia.rogers@aas-c.org Alma Rodriguez Assoc. Director, Prevention alma.rodriguez@aas-c.org DeVaughn Gentry Assistant Director, Care D.gentry@aas-c.org Christian Arreguin Prevention Specialist christian.arreguin@aas-c.org Benjamin Marks Facilities Assistant info@aas-c.org Tiffany Hickman Assoc. Director, Administration Tiffany.hickman@aas-c.org Shanaa Chapman Prevention Specialist shanaa.chapman@aas-c.org Sergio Benitez Zaga Prevention Specialist Sergio.benitezzaga@aas-c.org Markaylia Webster Prevention Specialist markaylia.webster@aas-c.org Back to Top