Prevention, Outreach, Testing, Education, & Clinical Treatment
PrOTECT Mobile encompasses SHELL Health, our in-house clinic, as well as Programs for Prevention Outreach, TARP (Teen Advocates for Risk Prevention), 13:24, Project 1824. Through PrOTECT Mobile, AIDS Alabama South aims to address all facets of HIV & sexual health prevention education and combat health inequity in our community.
Learn more about each program below!
PrOTECT Mobile will empower African American youth ages 13-24 who identify as gay, bisexual and transgender to become leaders and advocates in their schools and communities through innovative HIV prevention education, stigma reduction and HIV testing that will increase health independence and literacy, reduce HIV related stigma and increase equitable access to healthcare for marginalized communities.
PrOTECT 1824 centers on HIV testing, PrEP, and sexual health education for cis-gendered African American and black women between the ages of 18-24 in Mobile County.
It is the Mission of T.A.R.P. (Teen Advocates for Risk Prevention) to provide education and training to young people to help them become sexual health, stigma reduction, and risk prevention advocates in their schools and communities.
T.A.R.P.’s goal is to train at least 2 young people from each high school in Mobile and Baldwin County, as well as from the Home School Communities for a total of approximately 70 young people.
T.A.R.P. will achieve this goal by hosting virtual training meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The first meeting of the month will focus on a specific topic and training, the second meeting will be a discussion about how to implement that topic in daily life. Topics will include Stigma, Sex Ed, HIV Prevention, Healthy Conversations, Consent, Abuse, Alcohol & Drug Use, and many other topics relevant to young people.
SHELL Health’s mission is to provide essential sexual health and prevention services, free of discrimination and bias for the communities we serve. Located at AIDS Alabama South, SHELL Health provides culturally competent services including free HIV, STI/STD and Hepatitis C testing and treatment. We also specialize in HIV prevention and treatment drugs, including PrEP. We also offer access to PrEP, PEP, and STI/STD medications through our specialty Avita pharmacy program.
ENROLLMENT FOR TEENS
Youth enrollment applications for PrOTECT Mobile are now being accepted. Please sign-up below and you will receive information by email. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BECOME A SPEAKER
Speaker applications for PrOTECT Mobile are now being accepted. Please sign up below and you will receive information by email. If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com
Nearly half of all new HIV diagnoses in Alabama occur among young people between the ages of 13-24 years old.
AIDS Alabama South has been working with youth and young adults for many years. We facilitate and participate in numerous HIV prevention and advocacy events continuously. The new program is an opportunity for HIV-positive youth to connect with their peers, learn how to manage their health, build relationships and navigate the health care system as they grow older