Increase in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in Oklahoma
Increase of HIV/AIDS cases in Tulsa county
Newly diagnosed individuals
Newly diagnosed individuals who were male
According to a 2014 report from the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation
H.O.P.E.’s mission is to create a healthier community by providing outreach and clinic services focused on HIV testing, STDs and Hepatitis C (HCV). This is done through prevention, education, counseling, testing and referrals for medical care and social services. H.O.P.E’s goal is to help you live a longer and healthier life. Don’t be ashamed if you have been exposed to HIV symptoms or another STD. It’s crucial to know your status and get treatment. The sooner you are diagnosed, the faster it is to receive treatment and prevent infecting another person.
In the U.S., there are more than 1 million people living with HIV. More than 15 percent of those infected are completely unaware. There are an estimated 9,000 cases of HIV in Oklahoma that have not been diagnosed.
It’s important to know your status and take steps to live a healthier life. H.O.P.E. provides free and low-cost HIV testing in Tulsa and surrounding communities. Through various programs, H.O.P.E. can assist with prevention materials, safe sex kits and education. To stop the spread of any STD, it’s important to be aware of the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and STD, HIV symptoms and AIDs symptoms.
H.O.P.E.’s community outreach programs include prevention, education, counseling and testing. Through these services, individuals learn their status and are educated about preventing infection, how to identify HIV symptoms, STDs and treatment of these infections.
H.O.P.E. partners with more than 165 organizations to help reach Oklahoma’s high-risk populations. H.O.P.E.’s safe sex supplies distribution project was developed by integrating best practices from the CDC and has a proven track record for success.
HIV counseling, testing and referral services is a program H.O.P.E has implemented to help those who have been exposed to HIV symptoms. CTR also visits health fairs and special events to educate the community about HIV, HCV and other STDs. This program operates the only statewide HIV, STD and HCV hotline.
Focused on rural outreach, IMPACT provides HIV tests and education to 25 counties located in Green Country. IMPACT targets rural area through Internet outreach, rural testing sites and prevention education.
The program specifically serves the MSM population between ages 30 – 65. These programs focus on prevention and are offered for specific groups.
This is a program focused on HCV testing offered at H.O.P.E. and correctional facilities.
Focused on young adults ages 13-29, this program is offered for public, private and alternative schools and other youth programs. Empowered 4 Life focuses on prevention, education, counseling and testing for at-risk youth.