The purpose of Project O.W.N.I.T. is to reduce Black MSM’s (Black Men who have Sex with Men) risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV infection and increase testing to detect and treat sexually transmitted infection (STIs) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The heart of the HIV continuum of prevention and care to is test community members at least once every three months, depending on condomless sexual encounters without PrEP. We strongly encourage sexually active individuals to take PrEP and use condoms. At both locations, we offer free condoms and lube to all community members.
To reduce target population members’ Black MSM (Black Men who have Sex with Men) risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV infection, increase disease detection, and strengthen a continuum of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services.Deliver CTRS (Counseling, Testing, and Referral Services) to reduce the spread of HIV & STDs among BMSM (PS21-2102 & IL),Link newly diagnosed & previously identified HIV + persons to care < 30 daysOffer high-risk negative and PLWHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) clients: Risk reduction education (i.e., PCC & testing together–formerly couples HIVtesting & counseling) High-impact intervention (i.e., D-Up, PrEP, & nPEP, & Social Networking Strategies) Supports & essential service referrals (i.e., counseling, housing, legal aid, etc.)
Deliver CTRS (Counseling, Testing, and Referral Services) to reduce the spread of HIV & STIs
Link newly diagnosed & previously identified HIV + persons to care <5 days.
Offer high-risk negative and PLWHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) clients:
Risk reduction education (i.e., PCC & testing together–formerly couples HIVtesting & counseling)
High-impact interventions such as D-Up, PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) & nPEP (non-occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis) navigation, & Social Networking Strategies.
Essential service referrals (i.e., counseling, housing, legal aid, etc.)
Defend Yourself! (d-up!) is a community-level HIV prevention intervention for Black men who have sex with men (MSM). d-up! is a cultural adaptation of the Popular Opinion Leader (POL) intervention and is designed to change social norms and perceptions of Black MSM regarding condom use. d-up! finds and enlists opinion leaders whose advice is respected and trusted by their peers. These opinion leaders are trained to change risky sexual norms in their own social networks.
All Tea No Shade Community Conversation
What’s The T Podcast
The MixXx: CWP Mixer
Free and confidential 1 minute HIV Testing conducted in office from 10am until 4pm or on-site by appointment
Services are provided to both community members who have and do not have health insurance by appointment. Please contact us for more details and to schedule your appointment.
Free harm reduction kits provided and clean syringe / needle exchange. Certain conditions may apply. Please contact us for more details.
Food assistance support services provided to E. St. Louis, Illinois residents from our office located in the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center.
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