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HIV Prevention Program Directory

HAWAI'I

Hawai'i State Department of Health
STD/AIDS Prevention Branch
3627 Kilauea Avenue, Room 306
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808.733.9010
Web URL: http://hawaii.gov/health/healthy-lifestyles/std-aids/index.html

 

 

Hawai'i State HIV Prevention Programs

 

CHOW Project on Four Islands                                                                        
Program: State Wide Prevention for Injection Drug Users

Description of Program: The Project offers community outreach for injection drug users (IDU), sterile needle exchange, and HIV prevention education to high risk drug users. The staff provide HIV counseling, testing, and referrals for drug assistance services and to other social services within the community.

Target Population:
Age(s): Non-Age Specific
Gender(s): Non-Gender Specific
Risk Population(s): MSM/IDU, MSM, LGBTTS, IDU, Commercial Sex Workers
Race/Ethnicity(s): Predominantly Asian/Pacific Islander and Native Hawai'ian; Other Races/Ethnicities

Demographic Location: Island Rural, Island Urban

Types of Activities Provided:

  • Individual Level
  • Community Level
  • Counseling and Testing
  • Outreach
  • Health Education

Other Services Provided: Referrals to drug treatment, payment for the methadone maintenance and detoxification treatment for eligible individuals, HIV counseling and testing, and condom distribution to at-risk drug users

Program Contact Information:
CHOW Project
33 South King Street, Suite 313
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813
Phone: 808.848.2469
Fax: 808.842.0838


Hawai'i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation Kona and Hilo Big Island               
Program: HIV/AIDS Hepatitis Prevention Services on the Big Island

Description of Program: The program offers prevention education and outreach services to men, women, and youth who may be at risk for HIV and STDs. Through their outreach program and speakers bureau, they employ educators, counselors and testers able to cover all areas of the Big Island. They provide HIV and STD prevention, screening for HIV and Hepatitis C, referrals for other services, as well as safer sex kits and risk reduction counseling.

Target Population:
Age(s): Non-Age Specific
Gender(s): Non-Gender Specific
Risk Population(s): Men, Women, and Youth
Race/Ethnicity(s): Predominantly Native Hawai'ian; Other Races/Ethnicities

Materials Developed:
Video/PSA(s): Local PSAs run (one in English and one in Hawai'ian)


Program Contact Information:
Hawai'i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation (West Hawai'i Office)
75-240 Nani Kailua Drive, Suite 5
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Phone: 808.331.8177
Fax: 808.331.0762
Web: http://www.hihaf.org

Hawai'i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation (East Hawaii Office)
16-204 Melekahiwa Place, Suite 1
Kea’au, Hawai'i 96749
Phone: 808.982.8800
Fax: 808.982.8802
Web: http://www.hihaf.org


 

Life Foundation                                                                                                    
Program: HIV/STD/Hepatitis Services on O'ahu

Description of Program: The mission of the project is to stop the spread of HIV and to assist people who are living with HIV and AIDS. Since opening its doors as Hawai'i's first AIDS organization in 1983, Life Foundation implemented innovative programs such as AIDS case management, school-based HIV/AIDS education, sterile needle exchange, peer support for HIV positive individuals, HIV/AIDS treatment education and peer-to-peer HIV prevention outreach.

Model(s) for Programs: Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS (SISTA) for Hawaiian women and transgender

Target Population:
Age(s): Non-Age Specific
Gender(s): Non-Gender Specific
Risk Population(s): Non-Population Specific
Race/Ethnicity(s): Predominantly Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawai'ian; Other Races/Ethnicities

Demographic Location: Island Rural, Island Urban

Types of Activities Provided:

  • Individual Level
  • Group Level
  • Community Level
  • Counseling and Testing
  • Outreach
  • Health Education
  • Case Management
  • Traditional Services

Other Services Provided: HIV positive case management, mental health, food, housing, provides Capacity Building Assistance for the state infraction program

Materials Developed:
Video/PSA(s): HIV/AIDS PSA used in schools on people telling personal story
Brochure(s): HIV/AIDS translated into local languages for Native Hawaiians

Program Contact Information:
Life Foundation
677 Ala Moana, Suite 226
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813
Phone: 808.521.2437
Fax: 808.521.1279
Web: http://www.lifefoundation.org


 

Malama Pono                                                                                                        
Program: HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis Prevention Services Kaua'i

Description of Program: The services provided are outreach to the highest risk populations, including women, transgender and men who have sex with men (MSM). They offer free, anonymous and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing as well as referrals for STD and Hepatitis C services.

Model(s) for Programs: Mpowerment

Target Population:
Age(s): Non-Age Specific
Gender(s): Non-Gender Specific
Risk Population(s): MSM, incarcerated, LGBTTS, IDU, Heterosexual, HIV Positive
Race/Ethnicity(s): American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawai'ian

Demographic Location: Island Rural

Types of Activities Provided:

  • Individual Level
  • Group Level
  • Community Level
  • Counseling and Testing
  • Outreach
  • Health Education
  • Case Management

Other Services Provided: Comprehensive case management services to assist the client in obtaining essential medical, social, and supportive services such as: medical care, home health services, hospice, housing, counseling, Medicaid insurance, food stamps, and social security income

Program Contact Information:
Malama Pono
4357 Rice Street, Suite 101
Lihue, Hawai'i 96766
Phone: 808.246.9577
Fax: 808.246.9588
Web: http://www.malama-pono.org


 

Maui AIDS Foundation                                                                                       
Program: HIV/AIDS Hepatitis Prevention Services on Maui

Description of Program: The Maui AIDS Foundation provides HIV and Hepatitis outreach and education, health fair tabling, speakers bureau, HIV and Hepatitis C prevention community events, and Individual Talk Story (a program where a person can confidentially talk one-on-one with a staff member or volunteer with any questions that he/she may have on HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis). Additional on-site services include HIV testing and a resource center offering safer sex kits and other STD information.

Model(s) for Programs: Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS (SISTA), Mpowerment

Target Population:
Age(s): Non-Age Specific
Gender(s): Non-Gender Specific
Risk Population(s): Non-Population Specific
Race/Ethnicity(s): Predominantly Native Hawai'ian; Other Races/Ethnicities

Demographic Location: Island Rural, Island Urban

Types of Activities Provided:

  • Individual Level
  • Group Level
  • Community Level
  • Counseling and Testing
  • Outreach
  • Health Education
  • Case Management

Other Services Provided: Case management, HIV-related health care support, food pantry, support groups, counseling services, and the newsletter

Materials Developed
Curriculum: CDC approved curriculum
Video/PSA(s):“HIV in Hawaii: Local People, Local Stories” video produced by the Hawaii Department of Education
Brochure(s): General HIV prevention information
Others: Individual Talk Story

Program Contact Information:
HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis Prevention Services on Maui
1935 Main Street, Suite 100
Wailuku, Hawai'i 96793
Phone: 808.242.4900
Fax: 808.242.1968
Web: http://www.mauiaids.org

 

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