AIDS Alabama is committed to increasing the community’s level of HIV/AIDS knowledge and awareness through innovative interventions and targeted outreach. We provide an array of individual and group-level programs and services, reaching thousands of Alabamians through outreach at various venues including: local colleges and universities, faith-based organizations, shelters, correctional facilities, and more.
Education & Outreach Services Provided Statewide:
- Targeted HIV Prevention Education Presentations
- Free, Confidential, Rapid HIV Testing
- Mobile Testing and Community Outreach
- Peer Education in Schools, Colleges, and Universities
- Secondary HIV Prevention Education
Did You Know?
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 25% of all HIV-positive persons do not know they are infected with HIV.
- Four out of ten (40% of) Americans living with HIV/AIDS reside in the South.
- Almost 1/3 of all Alabamians living with HIV/AIDS reside in Jefferson County.
- African-Americans continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV infection. While they make up 26% of the state’s population, blacks account for 64% of new infections in the state.
- The HIV diagnosis for African-American males is more than twice the rate of any other group. Women are also markedly affected, as HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death for black women ages 25-44 in 2006.