Region 1 Prevention Programs
Counties Served: Porter, Newton, Jasper and Lake
AIDS Task Force of LaPorte & Porter Counties d.b.a The Aliveness Project
5490 Broadway, Suite L-3
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 1-800-293-7312 or 219-985-6170 Fax: 219-985-6097
OUTREACH TESTING: Outreach Testing funding calls for an individual level intervention which will ensure that persons at increased risk for HIV and HCV are properly screened and tested. Furthermore, those found to be infected shall be immediately linked into the existing system of care.
CLEAR: CLEAR is intensive, individualized, client-centered counseling for adopting and maintaining HIV risk-reduction behaviors for HIV positive individuals who continue high-risk behaviors, discordant couples, and HIV negative individuals that engage in high-risk behaviors.
BEHAVORIAL INTERVENTION: Many Men, Many Voices (3MV): This seven session, group level intervention is to be administered with the goal of addressing factors that influence the behavior of African American men who have sex with men, including cultural, social, and religious norms; interactions between HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; sexual relationship dynamics; and the social and psychological influences that racism and homophobia have on HIV risk behaviors.
SPECIAL POPULATIONS SUPPORT PROGRAM (SPSP): The program is designed to vover two complementary services disease prevention and supportive care. The Special Populations Support Program strives to minimize the negative impact of chemical dependency on the health of persons at risk of HIV, or those already living with HIV, in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment, cost-free to the client.
600 Grant Street
Gary, IN 46404
ROUTINE ER TESTING: This funding calls for an individual level intervention which will ensure that persons at increased risk for HIV have access to HIV testing within routine healthcare to promote early knowledge of their HIV status and immediate linkage to care.
Routine ER Testing will be provided in the Emergency Department (ED) of Methodist Hospital