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Assisting with Services and Knowledge (A.S.K.)

Description:

The A.S.K. Program provides culturally appropriate, HIV prevention case management (PCM) services that combine drug and sexual risk reduction. The A.S.K. Program recruits high-risk men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender women from The G.U.Y.S. Program and The TransAction Program. The A.S.K. Program assesses HIV risk behaviors, other physical and mental health needs, as well as psychosocial needs. The A.S.K. Program provides multiple, one-on-one counseling sessions to help the participant assess their own personal risk, and create an individualized plan to initiate and maintain behavior change. By understanding the vast and complex factors that can impact HIV risk behaviors, the prevention case manager works with the participant to choose realistic and attainable behavior change goals.

Website:

www.friendsresearch.org/fcc_service_projects.htm

Contact Information:

Joshua Riley
  • Director of Programs
  • jriley@friendsresearch.org
1419 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 463-1601
Fax: (323) 463-0126

Parent organization:

Friends Research Institute, Friends Community Center
www.friendsresearch.org/about_fcc.htm

Populations served:

Transgender women, People of color

Services offered:

Prevention case management, Individual-level interventions, Prevention with positives, Risk reduction

Languages:

English