Know Your Status: Get Tested


Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing
Risk Reduction Counseling
Condoms
Referral to STI/STD clinics
Safe sharps disposal
Referrals to addiction treatment and recovery programs 

 

 

 

Monday -Thursday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Prevention Director

Carrie Littlejohn

    907-452-4222 EXT 101  

carrie@interioraids.org

 

Rapid HIV and HEP C  Testing is done by walk-in or appointment.               

 

Testing is free and completely confidential. 

  We use OraQuick Rapid test which is an oral swab or a finger stick. 

Both tests produce results in 20 minutes.

 

Prevention

 

Getting tested is vital for anyone who is at even a slight risk of acquiring HIV or HEP C. Early detection and treatment greatly improve a person’s chances of staying healthy longer. Knowing your status is also a key component of preventing the spread of HIV and HEP C. There are medications available now that can cure some Hepatis C cases.

 

Studies have shown that prevention programs cost a fraction of what care programs cost.  It is much cheaper to prevent someone from contracting HIV and Hepatitis C than it is to care for that person after they have contracted the disease.  Prevention is also important in protecting our communities, and our prevention efforts make us great neighbors.  Talking about issues such as safer sex, needle use, and stigma can be tough for many individuals and families, so our prevention efforts at IAA are of critical importance to Alaska.  

 

IAA provides qualified prevention staff in the Fairbanks community to address the HIV outreach and education needs of straight, gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and questioning youth and adults who may be at greater risk for contracting the virus.

 

 

 

 Northern Exchange Syringe Program

Monday -Friday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

710 3rd Ave Fairbanks

Carrie Littlejohn

    907-452-4222 EXT 101  

carrie@interioraids.org

 

Northern Exchange provides access to sterile syringes and other safer injection supplies for Injection Drug Users

 

Northern Exchange operates with the primary goal of providing injection drug users with new, sterile injection equipment as a means of reducing the spread of blood-borne viruses and or injection-related infections. In addition, there has traditionally been an emphasis placed on simultaneously removing used injection equipment from circulation through a process of exchanging old syringes for new ones. Both are valid and important goals.

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