Rhode Island Community Planning Group For HIV Prevention

Rhode Island Community Planning Group For HIV Prevention

Welcome to the Rhode Island Community
Planning Group for HIV Prevention!

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

January 2014 Courses
Dates and registration info.
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HIV Planning Guidance
July 2012
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NEW! World AIDS Day Photos
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Project REACH office has moved! For more information about our new location ...
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy (PDF)
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy
Implementation Plan (PDF)
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Project REACH Needs Assessment Survey now online
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New HIV Statute and Regulations for Rhode Island Physicians & Nurses
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RI Department of Health Certification for HIV Counselors
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More information can be found under the About REACH tab

PRESS RELEASE
March 10, 2010
Groundbreaking Analyses Reveal Astonishing Rates of HIV and STDs Among America's Gay Men
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HIV/AIDS in Focus:
A Snapshot for the
Next Five Years
November 13, 2008
VIEW VIDEO

"Booklet offers information about HIV" - The Providence Journal, January 14, 2008
READ NOW

See the RICPG's new public service announcement, "SAFE"
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Visit the RICPG Hall of Honor
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The Rhode Island Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention (RICPG) is a coalition of community members who work together to help prevent the spread of HIV in Rhode Island. Our diverse group includes those living with HIV/AIDS, their partners and families, service providers, state department representatives, and other concerned citizens.

The vision of the RICPG is to end HIV infection in Rhode Island.

The mission of the RICPG is to empower the community to promote changes related to HIV prevention and planning through parity, representation and inclusion.

The goals of the RICPG are to make a thorough HIV prevention needs assessment for the State of Rhode Island, to set prevention priorities for the State, and to develop a Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan for the State in cooperation with the Rhode Island Department of Health for the purpose of reducing the incidence of HIV infection.

Since 1994, the RICPG has played a key role in the implementation of many important changes in Rhode Island, including:

  • the availability of anonymous HIV testing
  • the creation of a needle exchange program
  • the creation of unique personal identifiers (which allows for greater confidence in the interpretation of HIV data)

The RICPG has also helped to plan the locations of testing sites and identify priority populations.

The RICPG's current target populations are:

  • Priority Population #1
    Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
    Focus:
       - Young men
       - Ages 19-39
       - Who live in the City of Providence
       - Including those who are HIV-positive, HIV-negative, and/or unaware of their HIV status
  • Priority Population #2
    Women
    Focus:
       - Black/African American or Hispanic/Latina women
       - Who live in Providence County and/or Kent County
       - With HIV risk of heterosexual sex and/or being unaware of their own
         or partner's HIV status or risk
       - Ages 20-29
  • Priority Population #3
    Youth
    Focus:
       - Black/African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos with HIV risk of
         unprotected sex or drug use
       - White MSM
  • Priority Population #4
    IDU
    Focus:
       - Black/African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos
       - Who live in the urban areas of Providence County (including but
         not limited to Woonsocket, Pawtucket, and Central Falls)
       - Ages 20-29

Within all target populations, special focus is placed on people of color and people who do not know their HIV status.

The RICPG was established in 1994 by the Rhode Island Department of Health Office of HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis, through a mandate of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 


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