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.
HIV & Hepatitis C Testing
Wednesday Walk-in no appointment needed – 2-6pm – 30 Danforth St. Suite 311, Portland, Maine. To make appointment or for off-site testing, call 749-6818, or schedule test online. Testing is free, confidential and has results in just 20 minutes. For information on our testing technology, click here.
HIV testing offered every First Friday (during the Artwalk) at MaineTransnet located in the Equality Community Center at 511 Congress St., Portland.
**Please Note, as of October 1, 2017, we will no longer be offering Syringe Exchange Services in Auburn. If you are in need of these services moving forward, please connect with Maine General at 9 Green St. in Augusta.**
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
Frannie Peabody Center operates on a client-centered, risk reduction model, understanding that everyone’s needs are different. One of our prevention priorities is to make sure everyone is aware of their options so they can make an informed decision on what is best for them.
When used properly, condoms are highly effective tool in preventing HIV, STDs, and pregnancy. Frannie Peabody Center has a wide range of latex and latex-free condoms, female condoms, as well as lube. You may drop in our office any time M-F, 9-5 to collect a free supply.
Taken as prescribed, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) can prevent HIV infection. PrEP does not protect against other STDs and needs to be prescribed by a doctor. For more information and to find out how to access PrEP in Maine, click here or call our prevention staff at 207-749-6818.