Updated: Aug 4
Written by Brianna Griggs
Kenneth Young Center just received two grants that will focus on providing HIV prevention services in suburban Cook County as well as the collar counties (DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will).
With these grants, the new HIV Prevention Team will be able to provide risk-based HIV testing, linkage to healthcare resources for individuals who test positive, social media campaigns to raise awareness, and risk reduction activities such as condom distribution and PrEP navigation. PrEP, a medication, is known to help prevent HIV transmission if someone is already exposed to the virus.
At the moment, HIV Prevention staff have been busy attending training opportunities to ensure that they are fully-equipped to provide HIV prevention and navigation services to their target population. In particular, this grant focuses its efforts on Black and Latino MSM (men who sleep with men), high risk heterosexuals, and other groups that may be at a higher risk of contracting HIV.
Interested in joining the team? This project is currently looking for outreach workers that reflect the target demographics to join the team. Interested in applying? Have any other questions or comments? Get in touch with us! Contact Brianna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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