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Building systems capacity

HIV prevention and education

IHR works with clients from a variety of racial, cultural, and ethnic populations who are at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS in addition to experiencing mental health issues and/or violence and trauma. IHR’s programs work to build systems capacity for addressing the incidence of HIV in a holistic and multi-faceted model rooted in the grassroots mobilization of high-risk, substance-using populations, as well as reducing community risk and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and reducing systemic barriers. IHR’s HIV prevention and education services include case management and housing subsidies for individuals or families affected by both HIV/AIDS and substance use; raising community awareness of HIV and other STDs; outreach and community referrals; increasing access to rapid HIV testing; and collaborative community programming that underscores prevention messages.