We promote healthy sex practices, discuss ways HIV is transmitted, how to prevent transmission/how to keep partners safe, distribute contraceptives, and link to testing, link to care, link to support services
The Health Partnership of Georgia, Inc, has a program designed to reach what some consider to be the “unreachable”. The “Take it to the Streets” program, is a program designed to go into locations that are considered to be high-risk, high-crime, high-poverty areas, that most organization will not go, to reach individuals who traditionally will not seek medical care, or sex education by traditional means.
We utilize a tri-intervention approach
3. BIOMEDICAL INTERVENTIONS
Our staff uses developmentally appropriate health materials to educate individuals about HIV prevent and intervention techniques.
The “Take it to the Streets” program provides linkage to STD/STI and pregnancy testing, medical care, food resources, housing as well as other basic needs resources. The Health Partnership of Georgia, Inc., goal is to be able to expand our reach and provide more resources to those individuals who are less likely to be reached by traditional health promotional means.
We provide training/informational sessions for community organization, community groups, and churches to educate about HIV in their area, HIV prevention, culture (HIV) sensitivity, working with individuals who are HIV positive, erasing stigma, educating staff about resources available to their HIV positive clients, etc.