HIV/HCV Prevention and Testing

HEPP (HIV/HCV Educational Prevention Program) is designed to reduce the number of new HIV and HCV infections by increasing awareness of HIV/HCV epidemics, different risk reduction interventions including PrEP, increasing access to HIV/HCV testing, care and treatment services.

This community-based program’s main objectives are to diagnose HIV and HCV as early as possible and link or navigate to HIV and/or HCV treatment and care services quickly and effectively, by adopting the following main program strategies: 1) Preventing new HIV and HCV cases; 2) Implementing community and/or online outreach and messaging on HIV/HCV prevention/risk reduction interventions, including PrEP education and referral service; 2) Targeting HIV testing in non-health care settings and HIV self-testing or home testing; and 3) Providing referral and linkage to other prevention services including PrEP intake, care and treatment services, as needed. Moreover, by using the above strategies, the following main activities are implemented to accomplish the above objectives:
● Provide education on HIV prevention/risk reduction interventions including PrEP through community outreach and messaging;
● Provide education on HCV prevention/risk reduction education through community outreach;
● Provide targeted HIV testing services and linkage to care and treatment services, as needed;
● Provide integrated HCV testing in non-medical setting;
● Provide linkage to HCV care and treatment services, as needed.

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For more information contact Our Program Specialists Cynthia Butler-Ranch at 850-772-6833 and Angella Robert at 850-772-6833.

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