Prevention & Community Health

About This Service

GMHC is a leading provider of HIV prevention and community health programs. We recognize that these programs must be culturally relevant and accessible to different groups. Over the years, we have adapted our programs in response to the changing face of the epidemic. Our programs are designed to promote resilience and healthy behaviors while recognizing the different experiences and challenges facing various communities.

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Our Programs

Our prevention programs are designed to meet the needs of different communities around New York City. They include programs for:

  • Black and Latinx People
    We provide several programs which focuses on young gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men who are ages 18 and older and are Black and Latinx. Some of the programs are offered in English and Spanish. These include Promise for HIP, D-up! CLEAR.

  • Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, & Non-Binary People
    Through Project Transcend, we support TGNCNB people in enhancing their health and well-being. Project Transcend has different components to suite different needs of community members.

  • Women

    We create comprehensive prevention tools to help uplift the lives of women living with HIV or at risk of HIV infection. Our aim is to empower women and promote positive behavior changes. Our community outreach to women includes leading HIV-related educational events and distributing prevention education materials and safer sex kits.

  • Youth and Young Adults

    The Clubhouse Youth Drop-in Space is designed to focus on the unique needs and interests of LGBTGNC youth of color and young adults who want to learn how to make smart decisions in their lives and have great support in doing so. [Note: The Clubhouse is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.]

    The Latex Ball is the largest annual ball of the international House and Ball community where Black youth and young adults safely celebrate their gender identity and sexual expression and learn about HIV prevention and sexual health.

GMHC Testing Center

Our Testing Center provides free, confidential, counseling and testing for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis C for people ages 18 and older. Our counselors also provide health education resources, benefits navigation and risk-reduction strategies. Finally, GMHC coordinates confidential HIV counseling and testing efforts at universities and colleges, gyms, dance clubs, bars, faith communities, health fairs, Pride-related and other events and meetings.

Prevention & Community Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Email Off-site Supervisor Rob Vassilarakis at robv@gmhc.org with details of your location, date/time of the event, and approximate number of attendees.

Our Testing Center is located at GMHC’s headquarters at 307 W. 38th Street in Midtown Manhattan. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, & Friday: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Thursday 9:30am-5:30 p.m. by appointment only. [Note: Due to COVID-19, we are not conducting in-person testing at this time. However, you may request an at-home HIV test by calling 212-367-1100.]

No, all our testing services are provided free of charge.

Yes, we can assist you with identifying a medical provider who meets your needs.

Contact

Melvin Bruce, MSW, director of community health, at Melvinb@gmhc.org or Ph. 212-367-1238.