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WOMEN & HIV Prevention Program

The mission of WOMEN (Women's Outreach Motivation Education Network) is to motivate women to get tested for HIV and reduce the high transmission rate among women of color. Women have become the fastest growing population infected with the disease through unprotected heterosexual relationshipsócurrent rates show the numbers of infected women to have surpassed those of men. Moreover, African American and Latinos are disproportionately afflicted with AIDS and Nassau County has one of the nation's highest rates of the disease among suburban communities.

Peer-Based HIV Prevention

WOMEN understands the issues that complicate one's risk factors; our goal is to join in the struggle to bring awareness and dialogue about sexually transmitted infections, the risk of men on the "down low," substance abuse, domestic violence, culture and psychosocial factors. WOMEN provides multi-lingual HIV/AIDS workshops by trained peer educators, which include inspirational stories about the different faces of this disease, and information on minimizing the risk of transmission.

WOMEN conducts outreach in the communities of Freeport, Roosevelt, Hempstead, Uniondale and Inwood. If requested, we also offer FREE and confidential on-site testing.

For more information about WOMEN, call 516-750-2650 or email ppnc@ppnc.org.


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