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What is HIV & AIDS?

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. It damages your immune system, making it easier for you to get sick. HIV is spread during sex, but condoms can help protect you.

HIV Resources

You can’t tell if you have HIV just by the way you feel, because most people who get HIV don’t have any symptoms for years. The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested.

Visit one of our community centers for a free, confidential, rapid HIV test. 

HIV Programs

The Space - Albuquerque

136 Washington St SE, Ste E
Albuquerque, NM 87108

The Space is a community drop-in center offering free rapid HIV testing, safer sex kits, PrEP and PEP navigation, and community support. Our space is open to all, with some core programs designed for LGBTQ+ teens and adults. 

HIV Testing Hours:

  • Monday-Friday from 12-8 p.m.

MPower

MPower is a drop-in program for gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning men and trans individuals ages 18-29. We host community outings and activities, as well as meetings for core members. Follow us on Facebook to see what’s coming up!

MPower Hours:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.
  • Fridays 6-8 p.m.

TEEN’MPower

TEEN’MPower hosts HIV education and other programs for LGBTQIA+ teens (13-18) to be themselves in a safe space.
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TEEN'MPower Hours:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.
  • Fridays 3-6 p.m.
The Spot - Las Vegas

2785 East Desert Inn Rd, Ste 260
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 718-0231

The Spot offers free rapid HIV testing and PrEP and PEP navigation in a welcoming community space. We provide LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education and host discussions, movie nights, and more.

Regular hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you cannot make it during these times, please call us. We're happy to set up another time to meet with you.

TEEN'MPower - Albuquerque

We are a group of LGBTQ+ youth and allies who come together and make memories. We support one another and recognize one another for who we are, not who the world wants us to be. We are truly safe to be ourselves, and the staff support us in what we want to do.

Serious stuff we talk about:

We can talk about issues that affect us, like challenges around being LGBTQ+ in school, what we need from allies, or tips and tricks for challenging gender roles and expectations. We can learn about safer sex and HIV prevention in fun ways, and about healthy relationships. We also learn what other members of our LGBTQ+ community are up to.

Less serious stuff you can expect:

  • There's ALWAYS free food
  • Games and music
  • Fun and funny people
  • Movie and TV marathons are a must
  • Dance parties definitely happen
  • Super Smash Bros. is brilliant
  • The couches are super comfy
  • Did we mention free food?

Join our Discord!

Joining our Discord server is a great way to make friends, build community, and to stay in touch with other teens in a safe and welcoming space — wherever you are in New Mexico. Email us at [email protected] to find out how you or the LGBTQ+ youth in your life can join the fun!

136 Washington St SE, Ste E
Albuquerque, NM 87108

  • Mondays 3-8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 3-8 p.m.
  • Fridays 3-6 p.m.

Contact:
[email protected]

Learn More

If you were exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, PEP can help.

U=U

Undetectable = Untransmittable

A person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load does not transmit the virus to their partners.