HAPPY means HIV Awareness Promoting Prevention for You, our service goal is to prevent HIV infection and prevent the transmission of HIV among high risk individuals who are HIV-negative. HAPPY seeks to increase access to care and treatment; while reducing HIV related health disparities and health inequities.
HAPPY is a service to prevent and reduce the impact of HIV stigma and discrimination. Our programs provide: Psychosocial support for PLWH are to increase and enhance support and coaching services; and Early Intervention Services (EIS). HAPPY is funded by Prince Georges County Health Department to provide Psychosocial support services and DC Department of Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA) to provide Ryan White EIS to ensure people know their HIV status – by getting tested!
HAPPY service started July 1, 2016. It is a service of Access to Wholistic and Productive Living, Inc. at Port Town Health and Wellness Center located at 3611 43rd Ave., Brentwood, Maryland 20722.
* On-site HIV testing
*Off-site (events) HIV testing for outside organizations
* Retention to Care (if high risk or positive)
* Linkage to Care
* HIV Health Education<
* Confidential one-on-one Coaching<
* Group Education Sessions
* Confidential one-on-one Coaching
* Outreach Services
* Client referrals to health services (by request)
* Emotional support
* Safe and non-judgemental environment
* Flexible hours
We aim to prevent the incidence of HIV infection through health education, screening, and contact notification. HAPPY offers one-on-one and group sessions that are resourceful, uplifting, and provide a listening ear.
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