Dorchester County Health Department

3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410-228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Counseling and Testing Site for HIV Antibody Test

Provides general information about the HIV antibody test, confidential and anonymous pre- and post-test counseling, and appropriate referral to support groups, physicians, and mental health agencies.

Appointments are requested, but walk-ins are accepted.

Hours of operation: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Time can be individualized by client's request. For information, please contact Lanise Mohn, RN, BSN, at 410-901-8108.

HIV Medical/Non-Medical Case Management

The Program assists HIV infected people in learning about resources and connecting with services (i.e. referral to a physician, medical insurance options, housing programs, financial benefits, and support groups). Additionally, the Program provides round trip transportation to medical and/or dental appointments  for clients who meet eligibility requirments.

Appointments are negotiated with the client. Time is arranged for client's convenience. For more information, please contact Lanise Mohn, RN, BSN, at 410-901-8108 or Tavonya Chester, LGSW, at 410-901-8110.

Speakers Bureau

Provides HIV/AIDS education to any community agency in Dorchester County that requests educational programs and training workshops. Time is negotiated with the Agency requesting the education. For more information, please contact Lanise Mohn, RN, BSN, at 410-901-8108.

THE PHARAOH PROGRAM: Contact: Tavonya Chester, LGSW

The Pharaoh Program strives to liberate individuals by improving upon their decision making abilities to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. The program uses methods, tools, instruments, and intervention that are culturally focused to assist individual in a transformation or reclamation that leads to empowerment of self, family and community. The program consists of five sessions that are 1-2 hours in duration

  1. Ethnic/ Gender Pride
  2. Empowerment
  3. HIV/AIDS Education
  4. Responsibility to self
  5. Transformation

PREVENTION WITH POSITIVES: Contact: Tavonya Chester, LGSW

The prevention with positives program is a four session, 1-2 hours in duration, one on one intervention to prevent the transmission of the HIV/AIDS virus. The focus of the program is to develop detailed risk reduction plans to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Discussions will be topic-driven but loosely structured and interactive to reinforce knowledge and increased skill/comfort levels. Standards of the strictest confidentiality will be observed. All efforts will follow the client-centered approach and harm reduction models. Unconditional positive regard, respect and empowerment will be supported and extended in all client interactions.

Basic information about HIV/AIDS

Resources:

www.cdc.gov

www.aidsinfo.nih.gov

Vaccine Information

www.immunize.org

 




3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410 228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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