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Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health

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RESOURCE GUIDE

INFORMATION FOR HEALTHY LIVING “TO ACHIEVE GREATNESS, START WHERE YOU ARE, USE WHAT YOU HAVE, DO WHAT YOU CAN” ARTHUR ASHE


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Introduction Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health Community Health Empowerment Model & PrEP Project HIV/AIDS in New York City and Brooklyn How HIV/AIDS Affects You? HIV/AIDS & Risk Factors Why Know About HIV/AIDS? The Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Project Frequently Asked Questions about PrEP What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)? Questions to Ask Your Doctor Screening Sites (Providers that Prescribe PrEP/PEP) HIV Testing Sites Free Condom Distribution General Health Care Resources Health Information Websites Employment Services Family Support Fitness Mental Health Counseling Food Resources Housing Services Non-Profit Organizations Legal Services References Notes Section


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Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health On December 3, 1992, two months before his death, Arthur Ashe, tennis player and humanitarian, announced the creation of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. The Institute was created in partnership with the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in response to concerns about health care delivery in urban America.In creating the Institute, Arthur Ashe had a keen understanding of the impact of race, class, gender, health and education on health.

Institute’s Mission & Vision We design, incubate and replicate community-based behavioral interventions in trusted venues that empower individuals to address health conditions that unequally affect multi-ethnic communities. Our vision is an equitable healthcare delivery system that reduces health disparities, improves outcomes for underserved groups and better prepares a more inclusive healthcare workforce. We share our founder’s values of justice, service, inclusiveness and excellence, and recognize access to quality healthcare as a basic right for all.

“To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” - Arthur Ashe

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Community Health Empowerment Model We define Community Health Empowerment as connecting people to the information, tools and resources they need to make informed decisions, so that they can safeguard and improve the health of their families and neighborhoods by promoting wellness within their communities. We offer training programs that meet people where they are, both literally and figuratively. Our health interventions take place in trusted settings such as barbershops, beauty salons, public housing and faith-based settings. Curricula are designed to increase knowledge, influence attitudes and build skills in both advocacy and behavior change, resulting in more informed decision-making, timelier screenings, and better health outcomes through prevention.

Using this Resource Guide Taking steps to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS at any age is important. Being aware of your health status and practicing healthy and safe behaviors can help prevent you from contracting HIV, taking care of your body is one of the most important things you can do for your health and the health of your family. This resource guide will provide you with basic information on HIV/AIDS, healthy behavioral practices and available resources in Brooklyn. Please share this information with your friends and family.

PrEP Awareness Project This HIV/AIDS awareness project of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health is a salon and barbershop-based initiative designed to address HIV prevention among individuals of African descent in Brooklyn. This project is specifically designed to train stylists and barbers as health messengers to deliver HIV/AIDS and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) information to their customers, to increase knowledge of HIV/AIDS and different resources that can help. The project is sponsored by a grant from Gilead.

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HIV/AIDS Prevalence n The

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that among individuals aged 13 and older, there are 1,218,400 persons infected with HIV and that 156,300 (12.8%) individuals are not aware of their HIV status (CDC, 2015)..

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to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 2015 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has fallen below 2,500 for the first time in the history of the epidemic. Also, there were no HIV infections diagnosed among infants born in NYC in 2015. Although new diagnoses are decreasing, communities of color and poorer communities continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS.

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were 2, 493 new HIV diagnoses and 1, 307 new AIDS diagnoses in New York City. 121, 616 people had been diagnosed with HIV/ AIDS and reported in New York City and were presumed to be living as of the end of 2015. There were 1, 678 deaths among people with HIV that year.

HIV/AIDS in Brooklyn Many people with HIV do not know that they are infected. Testing is the only way to know one’s status. According to nyc.gov, HIV positive individuals who enter care and start antiviral medications live longer, healthier lives and are less likely to transmit the virus. According to reports by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH), comparing 59 community districts in New York City within the year of 2015; n Bedford-Stuyvesant

is ranked to be the 5th highest in the rate of newly infected HIV cases, which is twice the rate of newly infected HIV cases in Brooklyn and citywide.

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Flatbush is ranked the 12th in the rate of newly infected cases.

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How HIV Affects You There are 35 million individuals, on an international scale, who are currently living with HIV/AIDS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS], 2014). Even though HIV has the same effects on everyone who may be at risk or infected; various ethnic groups, such as Blacks/African Americans or Hispanic/Latino individuals continue to be at higher risk than others.

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Approximately 12% of the U.S population is represented by Blacks/ African Americans. Blacks/African Americans account for 44% of the newly HIV infections in 2010 and 41% of people living with HIV infection in 2011 (CDC, 2015).

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Hispanics/Latinos represent approximately 16% of the population. In 2010, Hispanics/Latinos have accounted for 21% of newly HIV infections and 20% of people living with HIV infections in 2011 (CDC, 2015).

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What is HIV? HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus, if left untreated, can eventually lead to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Unlike some infections and viruses that a person’s immune system may fight off, HIV attacks the immune system, makes copies of its strain, and the body is unable to get rid of the virus. HIV attacks specific T cells in the immune system. CD4 T helper cells are types of white blood cells that fight infection in the body. These cells are created in the spleen, lymph nodes and the thymus gland, that are also part of the lymphatic or infection-fighting system. Over a course of time, if left untreated, HIV can destroy many of the cells within the body and will be incapable to fight off any infections or diseases.

What is AIDS? AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) develops when the immune system is badly damaged and the body’s CD4 T-cells fall under 200 cells per millimeter of blood (a normal CD4 count is between 500 and 1,600 cells/mm3). AIDS is considered to be the final stage of the HIV infection, and damages the immune system to the point where it is unable to protect itself from potential infections. Yet, not everyone who has HIV develops AIDS. In order to have AIDS, someone has HIV or is HIV positive (+). You cannot be HIV negative (-) and have AIDS.

Are You at Risk for HIV? Knowing the risks of can reduce your chances of getting the virus. Risk Factors for HIV: n Having unprotected sex (vaginal, oral, or anal) with an HIV infected person or a person you are unaware of their HIV status n Having unprotected sex with multiple partners n Having unprotected sex with an IV drug user or a sex worker n Sharing needles or syringes with an person who is HIV infected n Using un-sterile needles for piercing or tattooing n Being infected with another sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, or syphilis n Having unprotected sex due to the influence of alcohol/drug n Mother was infected with HIV before you were born 10 Ready, Set, PrEPare


Ways to Reduce Risk: n Awareness

of signs and symptoms of HIV less risky behaviors n Use condoms consistently and correctly n Choose not have unprotected sex n Choose not to share needles n Get tested and treated for other STDs n Choose

Risk Factors You Can Influence Influencing others to change behaviors can help reduce their risks of contracting HIV. You can influence: n Family n Friends n Neighborhood n Education about HIV

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Why Know About HIV/AIDS? HIV can affect anyone, but you can reduce your risk and prevent yourself or others from contracting the virus. Individuals living with HIV/AIDS can face serious life threatening damage from “opportunistic� infections (OI). These are infections that can cause damage to your body when your immune system is not working properly. If your HIV status is positive and have one or more of the following OIs, you will be infected and diagnosed with AIDS, regardless of what your CD4 count is (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS], 2010). The CDC developed a list of OIs that are considered AIDS-defining conditions (HHS, 2010).

Opportunistic Infections Include the Following: n Cardio

Vascular Disease A n Hepatitis B n Hepatitis C n Tuberculosis n Cancer n Kidney Disease n Diabetes n Dementia n Hepatitis

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Signs and Symptoms of HIV People who are infected with HIV report having flu-like symptoms 2 to 4 weeks after exposure. However, some people report no signs or symptoms. Symptoms of HIV infection may include the following: n Fatigue n Muscle and joint aches and pains n Fever n Rash n Swollen glands n Sore throat n Headaches If any of these symptoms worsen seek medical attention immediately! Also people may have these signs & symptoms without being infected. The only way to know if you are infected with HIV is to GET TESTED to know your HIV status. HIV is mainly spread through: n Contact with body fluids such as blood, semen, pre-seminal fluids, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk from a person infected with HIV. n Having unprotected sex (no condom) or sharing injection drug equipment, such as needles, with someone who has HIV

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Myths about HIV Myth #1: HIV and AIDS can be transmitted by a mosquito bite, toilet seats, door-knob handles, sharing a drinking glass, coughing, hugging, and touching someone who is infected. Fact: HIV is not spread in this manner. HIV is spread through having unprotected sex with someone who is infected with HIV, sharing needles with an HIV infected person and from a mother who’s HIV positive to her unborn child and through blood transfusions. Myth #2: HIV infected pregnant women always pass HIV to their babies. Fact: This is not true. Pregnant women can take medicines to protect their babies from having HIV.

Types of Screenings for HIV Regular screenings for HIV can reduce your risks. There are many medical institutions/centers that provide free or low cost screenings and tests for HIV (See the resource section for more information). Some of the screening tests are as follows: n Oral

swab tests n Rapid testing n Follow-up diagnostic testing (if found to be positive) n Home Access HIV-1 Test n OraQuick In-Home HIV Test n Blood

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About the Project The PrEP Project of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health is a salon and barbershop-based program designed to train hair stylists and barbers to deliver information on HIV risk management/prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

Frequently Asked Questions About PrEP (Q&A’s from the CDC and NYSDOH’s website) We need to let you know that PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is different from PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). What is PrEP? n Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP is a medication, in the form of a pill, that can be used for those individuals who are HIV negative but are considered to be at high risk for HIV infection (e.g. having an HIV+ partner; sharing needles with an HIV+ individual). Why take PrEP? HIV epidemic in the United States is growing. n Approximately 50,000 people get infect with HIV yearly. n

Is PrEP a vaccine? n No. PrEP is not a vaccine. n PrEP is a pill that you take every day by mouth to protect you from infection. n PrEP does not work if you stop taking it. Should I consider taking PrEP? n PrEP is not for everyone. n PrEP is for individuals who are considered to have high risk of being in contact HIV by having unprotected sex with a person with HIV n If you are a man or a woman who may have unprotected sex, mainly if your partner is HIV positive, PrEP should be considered. n PrEP should be considered if you may not know if your partner has HIV however believe that they are at high risk for HIV (for example, if your partner is an IV drug user or may have multiple partners)

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you have been told by your doctor that you have another sexually transmitted disease, you should consider PrEP. n If your partner is HIV positive, PrEP should be considered if you are trying to get pregnant, or may be pregnant, or breastfeeding. How can I start PrEP? n If your doctor and you believe that PrEP is right for you to reduce your risk of HIV infection, a general health physical, blood tests for HIV and tests for other STD/STIs. n The blood test will also be used to check the function of your kidneys and liver. n If the tests taken show that PrEP may be safe for you to take and may benefit you, your doctor will discuss the medication with you and decide if prescribing it is right for you. If I take PrEP can I stop using condoms when I have sex? n NO, you should not stop using condoms if you are taking PrEP. n If PrEP us taken every day, it can reduce the risk of HIV however it is not 100%. n Condoms are used to protect against infections such as HIV and should be used correctly every time you are sexually active. n PrEP can protect against HIV, however it cannot provide protection against other STD/STIs but condoms can. Using Condoms and PrEP together can offer the most protection against HIV. How long do I need to take PrEP? n This needs to be discussed with your doctor first. n There are many reasons to why people stop the use of PrEP: n If your HIV infection risk becomes low due to changes in your lifestyle, you may want to consider stopping the use of PrEP. n If taking the pill every day is hard or you may forget to take your pill daily, there are other ways to protect yourself against HIV which may work better for you. n If you have serious side effects from PrEP or if blood tests show that your body is negatively reacting to the medication, your doctor may stop prescribing PrEP.

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How often do I need to visit the doctor if I’m using PrEP? n Patients using PrEP need to visit the doctor every 3 months to monitor their HIV status, adherence, STD/STIs symptom assessment and side effects. your doctor and you believe that PrEP is right for you to reduce your risk of HIV infection, a general health physical, blood tests for HIV and tests for other STD/STIs. What are the side effects of PrEP? n Some side effects reported from taking PrEP are upset stomach, loss of appetite; however these symptoms were mild and went away after a month. n Some people experienced mild headaches n No serious side effects have been reported or observed n You should tell your healthcare provider if these or other symptoms become severe or do not go away What is the cost for PrEP? n PrEP is covered by most insurance programs, but if you do not have insurance, your health care provider can talk to you about medication assistance programs that help pay for PrEP medicine (Please see information or available resources for prescription assistance on PrEP) What is PEP?? n Post-Exposure Prophylaxis or PEP involves taking antiretroviral medicines as soon as possible, but no more than 72 hours (3 days) after you may have been exposed to HIV n These medicines keep HIV from making copies of itself and spreading through your body n 2-3 drugs are usually prescribed, and they must be taken for 28 days n PEP is not always effective; it is not a 100% effective therefore it is possible someone can still get infected with HIV

All questions and answers are from the CDC’s and NYSDOH’s website.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor Be an Advocate for Your Health and the Health of Others! n What

is my risk for getting HIV? are my treatment options if I am HIV positive? n What can I do if my partner is HIV positive? n What screenings can be done to find out if I have HIV? n What can I do to make ensure I will not contract HIV? n What medication(s) do I need? What are the side effects of the medication? n Are there HIV medication assistance programs to help me? n Are you experienced in the treatment of HIV infection and AIDS? n What can I do to improve my health and delay the onset of medical problems connected with HIV? n In what ways should I change my day-to-day life? n How can I be sure that I do not transmit HIV to others? n What

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Screening Sites (Providers that Prescribe PrEP/PEP) Bedford- Stuyvesant Family Health Center 1456 Fulton St Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone Number: 718-483-9638; 718-636-4500 Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM Contact Person: Kathleen Bernock, NP or Ngozi Oji, MD Service Provided: PrEP CABS Health Center 94 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206 Phone Number: 718-388-0390 Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 10AM – 6PM; Thursday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM; Saturday: 9AM – 4:30PM *After hours service available Contact Person: Daniel Napolitano, MD Services Provided: PrEP & PEP Maimonides Life Forward Program 4719 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11219 718-283-7974 or 718-283-5912 Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM Contact Person: Yu Lin, MD or Edward Chapnick Services Provided: PrEP & PEP Medisys East New York 3080 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 Phone Number: 718-647-0240 Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 5PM; Saturday: 7:30AM – 4:30PM Contact Person: Brandon Weeks Services Provided: PrEP & PEP Pierre Toussaint Family Health Center 1110 Eastern Parkway, 2nd Fl Brooklyn, NY 11213 Phone Number: 718-735-1900 x2101 Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30AM – 4:30PM Contact Person: Samuel Uter, MD Services Provided: PrEP & PEP

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The HEAT Program @ SUNY Downstate Medical Center 760 Parkside Ave, Rm 308, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 718-467-4446 Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM Contact Person: Jeffrey M. Birnbaum, MD Services Provided: PrEP & PEP

HIV Testing Sites Bridging Access to Care (Formerly known as Brooklyn AIDS Task Force) 2261 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 347-505-5176 Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM *Mobile van services that include HIV Testing & Counseling. For information on mobile unit locations call: 347-505-5120 Caribbean Women’s Health Association, Inc. 3512 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203 Phone Number: 718-826-2942 or 718-940-9505 Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 4PM (No appointment needed) Website: www.cwha.org Fort Greene Free Clinic (HIV Counseling & Rapid Testing Only) 295 Flatbush Ave, Ext 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number: 347-396-2400 Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30AM – 2PM Website: www.nyc.gov/doh Haitian-American Community Coalition 3807 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 718-940-2200 Hours: 9am-5pm Website: www.hccinc.org Star Health Center @ SUNY Downstate Medical Center 470 Clarkson Ave, Suite J Brooklyn, NY 11203 Phone Number: 718-270-3745 Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:30AM – 11AM; 2PM – 4PM Wednesday: 9:30AM – 11AM; 2PM – 6PM Thursday: 2PM – 4PM Website: www.downstate.edu/star

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Free Condom Distribution Sites Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) 450 Clarkson Ave, Box 1232 Brooklyn, NY 11203 Phone Number: 718-270-3101 Website: http://www.arthurasheinstitute.org/arthurashe/home/ Note: Condoms are distributed through participating salons and barbershops participating in the Arthur Ashe Institute’s community outreach health promotion programs. Brooklyn District Public Health Office 485 Throop Ave Brooklyn, NY 11221 Phone Number: 718-637-5302 Website: www.nyc.gov/health/dpho

General Health Care Resources Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center PMC & Dental Service 1456 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone Number: 718-636-4500 Website: www.bsfhc.org Brooklyn Adult Day Health Care and Care Management Facility 803 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone Number: 718-804-0900 Website: www.brightpointhealth.org Brooklyn Hospital Center 121 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number: 718-250-8000 Website: www.tbh.org Caribbean House Health Center 1167 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 Phone Number: 718-778-0198 Website: www.chnnyc.org

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Kings County Hospital Center 470 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203 E-Building 6th Fl, Suite D Phone Number: 718-245-3131 Website: www.nychhc.org/kingscounty SUNY Downstate Medical Center 470 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203 Phone Number: 718-270-3739 Website: www.downstate.edu

Health Information Websites Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health www.arthurasheinstitute.org Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/ NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHM) www.nyc.gov/health National Library of Medicine www.nlm.nih.gov/ n MedlinePlus www.medlineplus.gov n AidsInfo www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/ n Refugee Health Information Network www.healthreach.nlm.nih.gov/

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Employment Services America Works, Inc. 44 Court St, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number: 718-797-5627 / Fax: 718-797-5053 Website: www.americaworks.com Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Good Help Brooklyn 335 Adams St, Suite 2700, Brooklyn, NY 10019 Phone Number: 718-875-1000 Hours: 9am-5pm Website: www.ibrooklyn.com/employment Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) 50 Broadway, Suite 1604, New York, NY 10004 Phone Number: 212-422-4430 ext. 1156 Hours: 9am-5pm Website: www.ceoworks.org *Serving individuals under parole supervision, or who are on probation in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. Make the Road New York- Community Health Worker Program 301 Grove St, Brooklyn, NY 11237 Phone Number: 718-418-7690 / Fax: 718-418-9635 Website: www.maketheroadny.org *Provides help with job placements after attending their program NYS Department of Labor- Workforce 1 Career Center 250 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number: 718-780-9200 Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5PM Website: www.nyc.gov/workforce1 STRIVE New York 240 E. 123rd St. 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10035 Phone Number: 212-360-1100 x1867 Contact Person: Emanuel Pacheco Website: www.striveinternational.org *Job placement assistance available on completion

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The Doe Fund Inc., Ready, Willing, and Able Program Brooklyn Location: 520 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone Number: 718-628-3228 / Fax : 718-628-3223 Contact Person: William Glenn Harlem location: 2960 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10039 Phone Number: 212-690-6480 Contact Person: Deshawn Burrell Website: www.doe.org

Family Support *These are resources that help family members manage health-related challenges and programs to build strong family relationships Fort Greene SNAP 324 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 Phone Number: 718-694-6957 Hours: 9:30am-5pm - Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative: provide lessons for residents about parenting, health care, informational workshops and more for parents with children under the age of 2. - Grandparent Caregivers Support Group: provide workshops for grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren The Fortune Society 29-76 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11104 Phone Number: 212-691-7554 / Fax: 718-706-0217 Website: www.fortunesociety.org *Provides group and individual services to meet the needs of formerly incarcerated mothers, fathers, and expectant parents. The Osborne Association Family Resources Center 175 Ramsen St, 8th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number: 718-637-6560 / Fax: 718-706-0217 Website: www.osborneny.org

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Fitness Brownsville Recreation Center (Shape Up NYC) 1555 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11212 Phone Number: 718-485-4633 Hours: Tuesday: 9AM – 11:30AM; Wednesday: 7PM – 9PM Haitian-American Community Coalition (F3 & FitBK) 3807 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 718-940-2200 Hours: 9am-5pm Website: www.hccinc.org *Provide free weekly aerobics and core strength training sessions. M.S.2 (Shape Up NYC) 655 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 718-462-6992 Hours: Wednesday: 6:15PM – 7:15PM Metropolitan Recreation Center 261 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Phone Number: 718-599-5707 *Offer various fitness programs, call for membership information. St. John’s Recreation Center (Shape Up NYC) 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY 11231 Phone Number: 718-771-2787 Hours: Sunday: 12PM – 1PM (Yoga); Monday: 8AM – 9AM (Yoga); Tuesday: 7PM – 8PM (Yoga); Thursday: 8AM – 9AM (Yoga) and 9AM – 10AM (Dance Aerobics) Red Hook Recreation Center 155 Bay St Brooklyn, NY 11231 Phone Number: 718-722-3211 *Free Zumba class on Saturdays at 2PM – 3PM

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Mental Health Counseling Bridging Access to Care (Bridge to Recovery Mental Health Clinic) 2261 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Phone Number: 347-505-5120 / Fax: 347-505-5176 Website: www.bac-ny.org Community Counseling & Mediation 1 Hoyt St, 7th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number: 718-802-0666 Website: www.ccmnyc.org Haitian-American Community Coalition 3807 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 718-940-2200 Hours: 9am-5pm Website: www.hccinc.org Faith Missions Alcohol & Crisis Center 114-40 Van Wyck Expressway, Queens, NY 11420 Phone Number: 718-322-3455 Website: www.fmacc.org Lifenet : Mental Health Crisis Support Phone Number: 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638) Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Website: www.lifenet.nyc National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Phone Number: 718-512-5269 (East Flatbush); 718-748-1328 (Kings County) Website: www.nami.org - Support Groups: 1st & 3rd Thursdays; 2nd Mondays of each month: 6PM – 8PM - Support Groups are held at SUNY Downstate (395 Lenox Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11203, Classroom 1B) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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Food Resources Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger 2004 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11233 Phone Number: 718-773-3551 x151 Hours: Monday & Thursday: 10AM – 3PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10AM – 6:30PM Website: www.bedstuyagainsthunger.org *Have a mobile super pantry & social services Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church 457 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Phone Number: 718-450-1842 Hours: Wednesday: 3PM – 5PM Website: www.bethelsda.org CAMBA (Emergency Food Pantry) 2241 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 718-282-3082 Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 10AM – 1PM Website: www.camba.org Make the Road New York, Inc 301 Grove St, Brooklyn, NY 11237 Phone Number: 347-512-9073 Hours: Friday: 9:45AM – 11AM Website: www.maketheroad.org St. John’s Bread and Life 795 Lexington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221 Phone Number: 718-574-0058 Hours: Monday – Friday: 8AM – 12:30PM Websitewww.breadandlife.org

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Housing Services Haitian-American Community Coalition 3807 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 718-940-2200 (Main) / 718-221-9640 (Housing) Hours: 9am-5pm Website: www.hccinc.org Community Counseling & Mediation 1047 Bedford Ave, Ground Floor-Rear Entrance, Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone Number: 718-622-6700 1 Hoyt St, 7th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number: 718-802-0666 Website: www.ccmnyc.org Brooklyn Community Housing and Services 25 Chapel St, 12th Floor, Suite 1200, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number:718-340-3841 Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 6PM Website: www.bchands.org Brooklyn Neighborhood Improvement Association 465 Sterling Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 Number: 718-773-4116 Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM Websitewww.thebnia.org Neighbors Helping Neighbors 462 36th St, Suite 3H, Brooklyn, NY 11232 Phone Number: 718-686-7946 Hours: Monday 9AM-6PM Website: www.nhnhome.org *Only offers consultations on issues regarding evictions, rent, leases, and more.

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Non-Profit Organizations The following organizations provide many services related to community including health education and screenings, youth services, immigration services, housing, family support services, farmer’s market and much more. American Cancer Society (ACS) 32 W. 32nd St, New York, NY 10001 Phone Number: 212-237-3806 Website: www.cancer.org Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) 150 Court St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 10280 Phone Number: 718-643-8000 Website: www.aafscny.org Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID) 27 Smith St, Suite 200, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number: 718-998-3000 Website: www.bcid.org Brooklyn Perinatal Network (BPN) 76 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Phone Number: 718-643-8258 Website: www.bpnetwork.org CAMBA 19 Winthrop St, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 718-287-0010 Website: www.camba.org Caribbean Women’s Health Association 3512 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203 Phone Number: 718-826-2942 Website: www.cwha.org

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ommunity Counseling & Mediation (CCM) C 1047 Bedford Ave, Ground Floor-Rear Entrance, Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone Number: 718-622-6700 1 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number: 718-802-0666 PrEP: Yes Website: www.ccmnyc.org Diaspora Community Services (DCS) 921 East NY Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203 Hours: Monday- Friday 9AM-5PM Phone Number: 718-399-0200 Website: www.diasporacs.org East New York Farms: United Community Centers (ENYF) 613 New Lots Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207 Phone Number: 718-649-7979 / Fax: 718- 649-7256 PrEP: Yes Website: www.eastnewyorkfarms.org; www.ucceny.org Faith Missions Alcohol & Crisis Center (FMACC) 114-40 Van Wyck Expressway, Queens, NY 11420 Phone Number: 718-322-3455 Hours: 24/7 PrEP: Yes Website: www.fmacc.org Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC) 3807 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 718-940-2200 Hours: 9am-5pm Website: www.hccinc.org Make the Road New York (MRNY) Make the Road New York (MRNY) 301 Grove St, Brooklyn, NY 11237 Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30AM-7:30PM Prep: No Phone Number: 718-418-7690 / Fax: 718-418-9635 Website: www.maketheroad.org

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Legal Services Provide counseling, application assistance, direct representation to immigrants navigating the American legal system, and may also receive advice and counsel on landlord-tenant disputes and access to public benefits. CAMBA 885 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Phone Number: 718-287-0010 2244 Church Ave, 4th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11226 ??? Phone Number: 718-282-0108 PrEP: Yes Website: www.camba.org/ *Provides an array of legal services: including anti-eviction, families with children who are eligible for emergency assistance, provides legal assistance to HIV/AIDS infected individuals Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Project 44 Court St, Suite 1206 Brooklyn, NY 11201 Hours: Tuesday- Thursday 10AM- 4PM Phone Number: 718-624-3894 / Fax: 718-624-3926 *Offer services in family law, uncontested divorce, elder law, consumer law, foreclosure intervention, Article 17A guardianship, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Brooklyn Legal Services 105 Court St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone Number: 718-237-5500 Fax: (718) 855-0733 PrEP: Yes 1360 Fulton St, Suite 301, Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone Number: 718-636-1155 Website: www.legalservicesnyc.org *Assistance for low-income individuals in identifying and addressing legal issues such as: HIV advocacy, consumer rights, family law & domestic violence, employment law & workers’ rights, government benefits, immigration & immigration rights, and much more.

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References Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). HIV in the United States: At a glance. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/basics/ataglance.html Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). HIV basics: PrEP. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (2015). New York City Community Health Profiles. Retrieved from http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/data/nyc-health-profiles. shtml New York State Department of Health. (2012). New York State HIV/AIDS surveillance annual report 2012. Retrieved from https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/general/statistics annual/index.htm New York State Department of Health. (2012). Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection: Questions and answers. Retrieved from http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0265/ United States Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Opportunistic infections and their relationship to HIV/AIDS. Retrieved from https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hivaids/potential-related-health-problems/opportunistic-infections/ United States Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). Global hiv/aids overview. Retrieved from https://www.aids.gov/federal-resources/around-the-world/ global-aids-overview/

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Acknowledgments The Institute wishes to express our gratitude to the salon owners, stylists, customers and all those who have worked diligently to make this program a success. Special thanks to the Institute’s staff who generously gave their time and effort to contribute to this project. Marilyn Fraser, MD Chief Executive Officer Contact Us 450 Clarkson Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203 Box 1232 Telephone: 718.270.3101 Fax: 718.270.2602 2 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 Telephone: 718.222.5953 Fax: 718.222.4462 E-mail: Info@ArthurAsheInstitute.org www.arthurasheinstitute.org www.facebook.com/arthurasheinstitute

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