Capitol Area Reentry Program Inc.
HIV/STD Risk Reduction Counseling & Referral Services
C.A.R.P offers free HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis testing on a walk-in basis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends HIV testing for everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 (especially if you are sexually active or have never been tested). This does not mean that testing is done automatically when you see a health care provider even if you have blood drawn. The only way to know for sure you are being tested is to ask to be tested.
"Be Safe" is our Harm Reduction initiative which takes a holistic approach inclusive of Clean Syringe Access and Sharps Disposal, education and linkage to rehabilitative and supportive services. Clean injection equipment is used as an outreach tool. Staff reaches out to the injection drug using community to provide them the opportunity to change or modify their drug using and sexual behaviors which places them and their partners at risk of acquiring and/or transmitting HIV and other blood Bourne diseases.
People living with HIV/AIDS may have a variety of needs, but we believe no one has to face these challenges alone. Our job is to talk with you about your needs, inform you about available resources, and connect you to the help you need.
The Positive Charge Initiative is a part of a nationwide "Access to Care” Project through a holistic approach at addressing the return to care and for those newly diagnosed, linkage to care. The Patient Health Navigator identifies those individuals that have been loss to care and reconnect them to care. The Patient Health Navigator with the help of the clients identifies those barriers that contributed to them following out of care and address them. The Patient Health Navigator also acts a mentor and provides the client with the assistance to keep them in primary medical care.