To date, Louisiana PREP has reached more than 2,000 African American female adolescents through implementation of the Sisters Informing, Healing, Living and Empowering (SIHLE) program.
The program—which focuses on STD/HIV prevention—has successfully engaged communities across the state in the program and as a result has high levels of participant engagement and community support.
This includes prisons, churches, schools and the general population.
BRASS provides HIV testing and training services to over 5,000 individuals within the state of Louisiana on an annual basis with special emphasis on the Greater Baton Rouge area.
The Open Health Care Clinic at 3801 North Blvd is where people can go to have Pr EP prescribed to them and receive other sorts of health care. With the treatment plan known as Pr EP, a person who doesn't have HIV can take the pill once a day and make their chances slim to none for contracting the disease.
Almost a year later, in a Black Hawk County courtroom, Judge Bradley Harris peered down at Rhoades from his bench.
The Open Health Care Clinic at 3801 North Blvd is where people can go to have Pr EP prescribed to them and receive other sorts of health care. When Ernesto Finales heard in 2013 about a once-a-day pill that could prevent him from acquiring HIV/AIDS, he quickly went searching for it.
His primary care doctor in Thibodaux referred him to an infectious disease specialist at one hospital, who sent him to an infectious disease specialist at another.
Twelve churches were selected to participate in this three year funding period.
In addition to the 12 churches, BRASS has 46 churches in the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas that are part of their Faith Based Initiative (The FBI).