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Wayne Fette was an early and longstanding supporter and advocate for HIV/AIDS services, offering one of the first venues for free HIV testing in Ogunquit, Maine.  He also proudly flew the first rainbow flag in Ogunquit, Maine, in recognition of LGBTQ rights. Wayne always made a point to contribute to and participate in charitable events, raising awareness and funds for critical services, including Ogunquit’s Spirit of Giving and The Southern Maine AIDS Walk.  He was on various boards including GLAD (Boston) and the Youth Enrichment Center at Hilton-Winn Farm.  Our community fondly remembers his smile, warmth and generosity, and we are honored to name the Prevention Program in his memory.


Anonymous HIV Antibody Testing

Frannie Peabody Center offers free, anonymous HIV testing at a variety of location across southern Maine. No blood is drawn. We use OraQuick© oral swab tests and results are available in just twenty minutes. Testing is available by appointment, and at special events during the year. Our prevention staff members are always happy to talk with groups or individuals in need of testing, group education, or supportive counseling.

We work closely with those testing positive for HIV or other infections, ensuring appropriate referrals are made and that compassionate, high-impact care is provided.

For more information about testing call 749-6818 or E-mail info@peabodycenter.org. (Information contained in voicemail messages and emails is confidential.)

Testing Times and Locations

HIV & HEPATITIS C TESTING
TIME: By Appointment Only
LOCATION: various locations throughout southern Maine – call 749-6818

NEEDLE EXCHANGE
DAYS: Every Monday
TIME: 10am – 2 pm
LOCATION:  550 Lisbon Street, Suite 1 – Lewiston, ME
(Grace Street Services)

Frannie Peabody Center of Portland, Maine, does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, marital status, religious preference, political affiliation, sexual orientation, mental health status, substance abuse history, HIV status or disability.

Individual and Group Outreach

We conduct face-to-face outreach, distribute condoms, and refer people to our anonymous HIV testing or other services.

Through collaborative efforts with local businesses and other social service agencies, we can extend our outreach to engage high-risk individuals. Our outreach workers have a regular presence at the following popular bars and clubs:

Blackstones
The Front Porch
Mainestreet 
Styxx

HIV/AIDS information and safer sex supplies are always available.

Community Education

The public funding we receive is for services and education for the highest-risk populations. However, we consider it an important part of our work to provide education and testing for those who want to know how to protect themselves from HIV. These activities are supported solely by fundraising.

Community HIV education is available to employers, schools, community organizations, religious groups, and other agencies. Frannie Peabody Center provides a comprehensive presentation that includes health promotion topics and information about counseling and testing. We will work with you to adapt the presentation to meet the needs of your group.

To schedule a speaker for your group contact:
prevention at 619-8013

Privacy Information
Our Privacy document is available for download here.