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June is Pride Month

June is Pride Month and Terros Health honors this celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning (LGBTQ) community and recognition of the challenges the LGBTQ community experiences. At this important moment in history, when we are living with the COVID-19 pandemic and with the heightened awareness of social injustices faced by Black people and People of Color, we have much to learn from the intersectionality of LGBTQ+, People of Color, and health care disparities.
We know that*:
• LGBT youth are 2 to 3 times more likely to attempt suicide.
• LGBT youth are more likely to be homeless.
• Gay men are at higher risk of HIV and other STDs, especially among communities of color.
• Transgender individuals have a high prevalence of HIV/STDs, victimization, mental health issues, and suicide, and are less likely to have health insurance than heterosexual or LGB individuals.
The Terros Health Prevention services and team members work to address these disparities and support the mental health of LGBTQ and at-risk populations by empowering them to access education, treatment and services at Terros Health and in the community at large.
Terros Health’s HIV/STI services provide excellent,
stigma-free testing and support services to all members
of the community.

 HIV/AIDS Prevention Services at Terros Health.

Terros Health established the HIV/STI Prevention services in 1987 focusing on HIV, substance use, and suicide prevention and treatment among individuals in the community who are at risk of acquiring HIV/STIs or who have a positive status. Our services include:
1. Community outreach and education centered on
HIV/STIs, substance use, and harm reduction.

2. Assessment, free rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing including Syphilis testing, education sessions, referral to PrEP and PEP (as a part of other program activities), STI and HCV testing, and the delivery of evidence-based curricula Choosing Life: Empowerment, Action, Results (CLEAR), and Healthy Relationships. 

3. The Morning Program for homeless and near homeless individuals at 333 E Indian School includes a healthy breakfast and educational opportunities for individuals who are at risk of exposure to HIV, STI, and HCV, as well as connecting them to needed resources and housing assistance.

4. The Ryan White Part A program focuses on connecting newly diagnosed HIV positive individuals into HIV medical care and supportive services within 24 hours of their diagnosis. Individuals in need of HIV medical care are contacted and outreached through various partnerships in this care continuum.  

5. The Turning the Tide project engages populations at high-risk for HIV and those who are HIV positive. The population of focus are Latino, Black, and Native American men who have sex with men (MSM).

6. The DREAMS Project (Delivering Resources, Encouragement and Meaningful Strength) engages minority MSM between the ages of 18 – 24 to reduce the transmission of HIV/STI’s and improve harm reduction communication skills through an CDC evidence-based practice Many Men, Many Voices.

Connecting patients who test positive to treatment services is a vital aspect of our prevention work.

Additionally, our Community Prevention team manages the Safe Out Program, funded by Mercy Care, which works to reduce substance use, excessive alcohol consumption, and suicide amongst LGBTQ youth ages 13-26 through outreach at schools throughout Maricopa County. Our team members also train health care providers in cultural competency for LGBTQ health, develop LGTBQ youth curriculum and instruction in creating affirming environments; serve as Safe Talk facilitators at community events, schools, nonprofits and other organizations; and provide Train the Trainer education for harm reduction and opioid use with LGBTQ population focus.

Our prevention teams work closely with other areas of Terros Health and community partners creating mutual relationships and opportunities to enhance knowledge, awareness, and access to resources.

*Source: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-health

Connecting patients who test positive to treatment services is a vital aspect of our prevention work.

Additionally, our Community Prevention team manages the Safe Out Program, funded by Mercy Care, which works to reduce substance use, excessive alcohol consumption, and suicide amongst LGBTQ youth ages 13-26 through outreach at schools throughout Maricopa County. Our team members also train health care providers in cultural competency for LGBTQ health, develop LGTBQ youth curriculum and instruction in creating affirming environments; serve as Safe Talk facilitators at community events, schools, nonprofits and other organizations; and provide Train the Trainer education for harm reduction and opioid use with LGBTQ population focus.

Our prevention teams work closely with other areas of Terros Health and community partners creating mutual relationships and opportunities to enhance knowledge, awareness, and access to resources.

Know your status,
Schedule an appointment today! 

Terros Health – HIV/STI Services

333 E Indian School Rd,
Phoenix, AZ 85012

New patients: 602-685-6086
For Testing: 602-685-6086 

Free Testing Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Facility Hours:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.

For Medical Care     Call  602-685-6000 

Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health
and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization code 20295.

Know your status,
Schedule an appointment today! 

Terros Health – HIV/STI Services

333 E Indian School Rd,
Phoenix, AZ 85012

New patients: 602-685-6086
For Testing: 602-685-6086

Free Testing Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Facility Hours:
Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization
code 20295