PREVENTION & TESTING
Project ACT (Awareness, Counseling, Testing) began as the HIV Prevention program for Positively Living in January 2015, prioritizing HIV testing within the LGBTQ community. Ernie Hoskins came on board and helped to mold the program since its inception. From 2015 until now, Project ACT has seen major expansion with the addition with HCV testing in 2016 and PrEP/PEP navigation in 2017. 2017 also brought new members to the Prevention team, Guy Tustin and Sara Alese both started out as volunteers but it was clear from the beginning that both were a huge asset to the organization. 2018 will be prove to be another major year for Project ACT, now offering further STI screening, PrEP & PEP services, and a SSP (Syringe Service Program). We look forward to continuing our work in the community by providing easy accessible care and treatment for those in need.
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), is a pill that when taken daily, as prescribed by a physician, has been very effective in preventing HIV infection. The FDA approved PrEP for HIV prevention in 2012 and since that time, HIV infections have steadily begun to slow in many major cities across the U.S.
It can seem that there are many barriers to accessing PrEP and that is where we come in. If you are considering PrEP, please let us know. We are happy to assist you in finding the proper Dr. to prescribe for you. Insurance and paying for PrEP can be rather daunting, but we can help you whether you are insured or not.
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis), is a round of medications for those who feel that they may have had an exposure to HIV. PEP should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV. If you think you’ve recently been exposed to HIV during sex or through sharing needles and works to prepare drugs or if you’ve been sexually assaulted, please let us know and we can refer you to the proper Dr.’s that can be of service.
Choice Health Network
Choice Health Network is a place where genuine care and personalized service to our members is our highest mission. We pledge to provide the finest personal service to our members with an overarching goal of eliminating the physical and financial barriers that stand in the way of achieving your best health following an HIV diagnosis.
Notice of Patient Privacy
We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal and protected health information (PHI). We are committed to protecting your medical information and to share the minimum necessary required to accomplish each purpose. We create a record of care and services you receive through Choice Health Network. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This notice applies to all of your PHI that we have collected while caring for you at our clinic. This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we are allowed to use and disclose your PHI to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. This notice also describes your right to access and control your PHI. Download our complete Privacy Notice.