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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

  • 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 John 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

  • VOLUNTEER | AAS-C

    The Alliance will begin taking volunteers in early September. Check back with us then! VOLUNTEER Why Volunteer? Because one person can make a great difference... Out of gallery Volunteer Opportunities Include: ​ In the Offices / Remotely Answering Phones Administrative Tasks Technology Support Social media ambassadors ​ ​ The Taylor--Burroughs Market P.L.A.C.E. Stocking and Organizing the Pantry Preparing Food Boxes Assisting Clients ​ ​ Outreach and Testing Events Packing, Preparing, and Staffing Guest Speakers Certified Phlebotomists to Draw Blood Sign Up via the Activate Good Portal Faith-based Vounteerism and Support: The Alliance has a strong and committed base of faith-based donors. Without their support we would have run out of food within a month of the COVID-19 shut down. We gained new faith partners that helped us to engage communities that we had not previously worked with. Over the past year, our faith partners provided enough food and household supplies to sustain our pantry, and drastically reduced our costs for buying and transporting bulk food and household goods from the local foodbanks. Our dedication and community presence caught the eye of two faith/civic minded groups who donated brand new commercial refrigerators and freezers, that were valued at 10K per pair. To become a faith-based partner, email us at info@aas-c.org . For Group Opportunities ​ Email us at: info@aas-c.org Back to Top

  • Get PrEP'd | AAS-C

    ARE YOU READY for PrEP? AAS-C Can PrEP You! AAS-C can connect you to a PrEP provider regardless of your current health insurance status. All it takes is a phone call, 919-834-2437 or just stop by our office at 1637 Old Louisburg Rd in Raleigh to ask one of our Prevention Specialists about PrEP. ​ What is PrEP? Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, is a way to reduce your risk of HIV infection by up to 99% by taking a pill every day. PrEP is a daily preventative measure against HIV. If you've had a potential HIV exposure, please seek medical attention within 72 hours to discuss PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis. Should YOU be PrEP’d? If you are currently HIV negative and meet any of the following criteria, you may benefit from PrEP: PrEP may benefit you if you are HIV-negative and ANY of the following apply to you: You are a gay/bisexual man or a Transgender person and have at least one of the following: have an HIV-positive partner have multiple partners, a partner with multiple partners, or a partner whose HIV status is unknown–and you also have anal sex without a condom, or recently had a sexually transmitted disease (STD) You are a heterosexual man or woman and have at least one of the following: have an HIV-positive partner. have multiple partners, a partner with multiple partners, or a partner whose HIV status is unknown–and you also don’t always use a condom for sex with people who inject drugs, or don’t always use a condom for sex with bisexual men ​ You inject drugs and have at least one of the following: share needles or equipment to inject drugs are at risk for getting HIV from sex What else should you know? According to the CDC, there are no known long-term harmful health effects for individuals on PrEP for five years or longer. You should continue using condoms while on PrEP! PrEP takes up to 21 days to reach maximum effectiveness. Although PrEP may protect you against HIV infection, it provides no such safeguards against other STIs ​ Back to Top

  • Calendar | AAS-C

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  • Team | AAS-C

    Meet Our Team Melissa Haithcox-Dennis Executive Director M.haithcoxdennis@aas-c.org Alma Rodriguez Assoc. Director, Prevention alma.rodriguez@aas-c.org John Rowell Prevention Specialist/Keep It Up Coordinator John.rowell@aas-c..org Marcia Rogers Pantry Coordinator marcia.rogers@aas-c.org Stephanie Bryant Assistant Director, Support Stephanie.bryant@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 Issa Smith Prevention Specialist issa.smith@aas-c.org Sergio Benitez Zaga Prevention Specialist Sergio.benitezzaga@aas-c.org Mike Gauss Pantry Assistant/Driver mike.gauss@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 nonjudgemental 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

  • About | The Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina

    ~ Providing compassionate and nonjudgmental care for more than 30 years ~ VISION: The Alliance envisions a community free of HIV transmission – where everyone is empowered and thriving. MISSION: To improve the health of communities impacted by HIV/AIDS through compassionate and non-judgmental prevention, support services, and connection to care. ~ We are resourceful. We are resilient. We are resolute. ~ HISTORY OF CARING FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2019-2020 IMPACT REPORT Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina ~ For More Than 30 Years ~ Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina has been leading the charge to improve the health of communities impacted by HIV/AIDS through compassionate and non-judgmental prevention , care , and supportive services throughout the Triangle Region of North Carolina. ​ Embedded in the Community Our intentionally diverse staff, including bilingual team members, helps ensure that clients can find a connection no matter their background, heritage, how they identify or their primary language. We are centrally located in Raleigh (the capital of NC and the largest city in Wake County as well as the Triangle region), with our testing/care and support facility easily accessed by car and public transit. ​ Relationship building is at our core. Coupled with our staff's compassionate, non-judgmental approach, we are invited and regularly provide HIV/STI testing and resources at non-traditional locations like parks, street corners, homelessness shelters, jails, migrant farmer camps, nightclubs, substance abuse centers, and community colleges throughout central NC. ​ ​ Know Your Status, Reduce Your Risk ~ Prevention We provide free and confidential rapid and traditional HIV testing and counseling , a s well as Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Hepatitis C testing and counseling at our testing, care and support facility in Raleigh. In addition, o ur health education specialists also provide testing, condoms, lube, dams, and educational resources one-on-one, at community ev ents, and through health-education workshops/trainings for groups, organizations and faith communities. Get Connected ~ Get Care These Care and Support professionals also help PLWHs access housing, food, and other resources while addressing HIV stigma, disclosure, and self-advocacy issues. ​ In This Together ~ Support Our compassionate team also help PLWH with social support as well as referrals to community resources , including our C.L.E.A.R. Program and full-service pantry, the " Market P.L.A.C.E. " ​ C hoosing L ife: E mpowerment! A ction! Results! Our C.L.E.A.R. program provides counseling and support to empower People Living with HIV (PLWH) to enjoy the healthiest life possible. We connect clients to HIV/STI treatment providers and programs, assist in navigating to PrEP , as well as finding other healthcare services and resources. ​ The Market P.L.A.C.E. is stocked with everyday staples, canned goods, and fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, fish, and meats. We offer home delivery for our outer counties, and supplements through our Nourishment and Encouragement (N&E) program. Back to Top

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