Many individuals can remember the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980’s. There was fear, confusion, and uncertainty of this new disease and how it originated. Thirty years later, the transmission rates are lower, but still at a staggering rate for the medical advances and prevention education available to the public. Every 9.5 minutes, an individual contracts the disease, and up to 25% of people do not know they are infected.
The AIDS Project of Centre and Clinton counties proudly continues to serve the community by providing prevention education in both counties. TAP has been providing services since 1988 and is based in State College with workers available for programs throughout Centre and Clinton counties. The AIDS Project is committed to remembering and educating the community regarding those who have been lost, those who are currently fighting, and to remember that this virus can be defeated.
The AIDS Project’s Prevention Education program includes educational materials, risk reduction materials, programs in the community, testing for high risk individuals, and individualized plans as needed. TAP is currently funded through local grants, fundraising efforts, and the generosity of the community. For more information regarding obtaining services or to make a donation, please contact The AIDS Project, 141 West Beaver Avenue, State College, or at 814-234-7087.