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.
Frannie Peabody Center provides HIV prevention services from the Wayne Fette HIV Testing & Prevention Office at One Spring Street in downtown Portland and at various other locations throughout southern and Central Maine. Services include:
• anonymous, rapid HIV testing & syringe exchange
• 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 the Wayne Fette HIV Testing & 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:
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.
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
Our Privacy document is available for download here.