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  • Collage with several photos of panelists speaking at the Stop Stigma. Save Lives event

    Stop Stigma. Save Lives. Panel Event

    Missed our Stop Stigma. Save Lives. Panel? Watch the video now!

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  • Harlem United Calls for a Real “Plan for Opioid Treatment in Harlem”

    Gov Hochul and Rep Espaillat’s “plan for opioid treatment in Harlem” is shameful

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  • Rapid Testing begins

    We were one of earliest organizations to obtain rapid testing waiver allowing clients to access immediate HIV test results. This is important because it means when people test positive, they are able to be connected to care — and start treatment — right away.

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  • FROSTD joins the Harlem United family

    We formed a Partnership and then later acquired the Foundation for Research on Sexually Transmitted Disease (FROST’D). This was done to give chronic substance users, HIV-positive formerly homeless persons, and YMSM2 access to healthcare. Specifically, this allowed us to build out our harm reduction services, including syringe exchange, to provide recovery support services to our…

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  • Prevention services expand

    Recognizing that regular access to healthcare services is critical for preventing HIV—as well as other STIs and health conditions—we created a new program, called Access to Care, to link clients to care, increasing reengagement efforts to high-risk homeless and HIV positive individuals.

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  • Rapid Hepatitis C testing begins

    We integrated a rapid Hepatitis C screening into our standard testing program. If an individual tests positive, we are able to immediately connect them to care for treatment.

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  • 7 Questions & Answers About PrEP to Prevent HIV

    Let’s Start with the basics: What exactly IS PrEP? PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and is an HIV-prevention method in which people who do not have HIV can take a pill daily to reduce their risk of becoming infected. The treatment named Truvada© contains two of the medications that can be used to treat people who already…

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  • This is how harm reduction works

    249 people with a history of drug use—past or present—entered our six-month long Recovery Support Services program this year to make progress on their recovery goals. We use a harm reduction model to meet clients where they are and support them in making changes that help them to accomplishing their long-term goals. Many of our clients…

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  • What I learned on my trip to Coney Island

    Last month, I rode out to Coney Island, in Brooklyn, with Isaac & Pedro, two staff in our Integrated Harm Reduction Program to see their work in action. Nestled right next to the iconic rides on Coney Island’s historic boardwalk is a neighborhood where injection drug use is common. Despite the wind and rain, we…

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  • Facing HIV & addiction through performance

    I spent a few hours each week in December in the dining room of Harlem United’s Willis Green Jr. Adult Day Health Care Center. There was silverware clanking, conversations bubbling, and of course clients bustling. As lunch hour ends, clients and staff clear out the tables and the room becomes a make-shift rehearsal space. Here,…

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