ARS Offers Rapid HIV Testing

Know Your Status

We are pleased to announce that AIDS Response Seacoast is now approved to offer OraQuick ADVANCE® Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Tests which detects antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2.  OraQuick® provides results in 20 minutes, enabling individuals to learn their status in a single visit and allows HIV positive persons to be connected to immediate care.  Detection is the first step in prevention.  To schedule an appointment please contact Kristin Thole or Josh McSherry-Brown .

School and Community Programs: Available to schools, businesses and community organizations throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties, as well as the southern York County, these programs consist of an HIV-101 power point that includes prevention and transmission information as well as risk-reduction information and current statistics pertaining to the epidemic.

Programs are tailored to suit the needs of each individual audience, are age-appropriate, and include the option of having an HIV-positive member of our Speakers’ Bureau who can provide a first-hand account of the challenges of living with HIV.

For more information, or to arrange a presentation, contact the Director of Prevention.

Outreach and Referral Programs: ARS provides targeted outreach and referral services to men with same-gender attractions, injection drug users, individuals who are or have been incarcerated, and partners of those already diagnosed with HIV, as well as to the community at large.

Our Outreach team can often be seen on the streets of Portsmouth and surrounding communities during the summer, and in online venues during the colder months.  Internships and volunteer opportunities are available for anyone interested in joining our team.

Contact any member of the Prevention staff for more information.