Community HIV Outreach

A very important aspect of what Compass does involves reaching the community in an effort reduce stigmas and increase awareness of HIV/AIDS, how to prevent it, and, if necessary, how to treat it.

The staff at Compass is involved in many efforts throughout the community that include testing, events, and education.

Testing

Rapid HIV Testing is available at the center on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10am - 7pm  in the SMART Ride Testing Room.

We also provide testing on Wednesday and Friday by appointment.

However, for those who can’t come to us, we provide testing at various locations throughout the community.

Offsite testing locations include, but are not limited to, Roosters, the Mad Hatter Lounge, and various treatment centers throughout the county.

Events

In addition to our testing, the Prevention and Outreach Department hosts several events at various times of the year. These events allow us to promote safe sex practices, prevention techniques and healthy living choices while engaging the community in fun, social situations.

Some of our most successful events include the Summer Luau at the Mad Hatter Lounge, the White Party at Penny’s at the Duke, and the official “Kick Off to Pride Party” at Roosters.

Education

Education is the foundation of everything that we do. Only through understanding HIV/AIDS, how it is transmitted, and its impact on individuals and the community, can we hope to significantly reduce the number of people living with this disease.

Compass offers several educational programs, seminars, talks and classes that can be held onsite or offsite. We will present these educational opportunities in conference rooms, classrooms, theaters, offices, stores, restaurants, and anywhere else there is a need.

Educational topics include, but are not limited to, HIV 101, Sex Education for Youth and Young Adults, Reducing High Risk Behavior and HIV in the Transgender Community.

PROMISE Stories

Peers Reaching Out and Modeling Intervention Strategies (PROMISE) for high-impact prevention (HIP) is a community-level HIV/STD prevention intervention that relies on role model stories and peer advocates to reduce risks of contracting HIV/STDs and engage people living with HIV into Treatment, Care, and Viral Suppression.
 
Find the latest role model story published on our website and distributed throughout the community. Do you want to share your story with your local community? 
Contact: (561) 533-9699 or email compass@compassglcc.com

Past PROMISE Stories

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