HEALTH SERVICES AND EDUCATION
Health Education Classes – HIV & Hepatitis C prevention are the cornerstones of agency services.
Studies to Reduce Intravenous Exposures – is a 4-session, group-level, peer mentoring intervention designed to prevent high-risk drug injection behaviors among injection drug users (IDUs). The intervention aims to reduce HCV and HIV transmission risk by training participants to mentor other IDUs and to promote risk reduction information.
Communicable Disease Testing – HRAC staff provide on-demand testing for HIV, hepatitis C, Chlamydia, and Gonorrha
Vein Care – a group-level educational intervention to educate users on injection-related health conditions including HIV and Hepatitis C as well as bacterial infections such as abscess, cellulitis, and endocarditis; this provides an opportunity for users to learn how to incorporate more hygienic and lower-risk practices into their injection techniques.
Acupuncture Detoxification – Volunteer Acupuncturist provides weekly sessions for clients