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Frannie Peabody Center provides HIV prevention services from our office at One Spring Street in downtown Portland. Services include:
anonymous, rapid HIV testing
individual and group outreach
community education on HIV prevention

Our staff and volunteers provide HIV prevention and testing services to reduce the risk of HIV in Southern Maine (ME). Our prevention staff members are always happy to talk with groups or individuals in need of testing, group education, or supportive counseling.

Anonymous HIV Antibody Testing

We provide free, rapid, anonymous HIV testing to a wide array of people at risk, including: GLBTQ youth and adults, people who use drugs or alcohol, women who have multiple partners or partners who are at risk, racial and ethnic minorities, people who have been incarcerated, people who have previously had a sexually transmitted disease (STD), and many others.

Walk-in HIV testing is available at our prevention office in Portland, Wednesdays between 12pm and 6pm.  We also offer rapid testing by appointment and other special walk-in events during the year.

For more information about testing times and places,
visit our Testing Services page or call 749-6818.

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

Frannie Peabody Center supports Go Groups by offering gay, bisexual and questioning men an opportunity to socialize outside of bars. Some activities include hiking, movie nights, game nights, pot lucks, discussion groups, a volleyball league, lending library, and book club. 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 871-0216

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