Drew University HIV/AIDS Education and Community Outreach Project

Drew University HIV/AIDS Education and Community Outreach Project

Drew University HIV/AIDS Education and Community Outreach Project

Drew University HIV Mobile Testing Project
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science was the first organization in Los Angeles County to be funded by the Los Angeles County Health Department to pilot test and implement a dedicated mobile HIV testing project. The HIV Mobile Testing Project has been operational since 1991.  To date, the project staff has provided free HIV screening services to over 60,000 community residents.  Initially funded by the Los Angeles County Health Department, supplemental funding for the project was also provided by the Magic Johnson Foundation and Burroughs Welcome Pharmaceutical Company in order to purchase the mobile van.  Project staff canvas the community daily throughout Los Angeles County in order to increase access to HIV screening services and to identify individuals who are HIV positive and do  not know their HIV status.  Any HIV positive client identified on the mobile van is referred for immediate medical treatment and follow-up.  The Program Director o f this project is Cynthia Davis, MPH. Professor Davis can be reached at (323) 563-9309 and her email address is cyntyhiadavis@cdrewu.edu

Drew University HIV/AIDS Education and Community Outreach Project
Since 1984, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science has received public and private sector funding to implement and evaluate HIV/AIDS-related primary prevention programs targeting at risk racial/ethnic minority populations residing in South Los Angeles.  Staff of this project provides free educational workshops focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention and risk reduction targeting at risk individuals in multiple settings.  Program staff provides these services at no coast in the following settings: elementary, secondary and post secondary schools, substance abuse treatment facilities, churches, groups homes, probation and parole offices and other sites in the community.  Topics covered in the educational session include: HIV/AIDS 101, STDs 101, The Link Between HIV and STDs, Birth Control, Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology, and Community Resources. The Program Director of this project is Cynthia Davis, MPH.   Professor Davis can be reached at (323) 563-9309 and her email address is cynthiadavis@cdrewu.edu.