HIV Testing During Club Hours
Baton Rouge AIDS Society, with the help of the REMEMBR Team, offers FREE HIV Testing, Counseling and Referral Services on a monthly basis to the community during club hours. BRASS is the only agency in this area with a mobile testing unit and have partnered with the local clubs for over eleven years to provide testing services. Currently, testing is financially supported by the community at 100% of funding. Project P.L.A.N.T. (People Living with AIDS and NEVER TESTED) is the core of our fundraising activities at the agency. If you see us at the club, please stop by and get your FREE HIV Test and/or sign up to become a REMEMBR Team Member.
Club and Community Outreach
Specially trained members of the REMEMBR Team help the agency with outreach activities. This include, but is not limited to:
Passing out literature and condoms during club hours
Participating in outreach during special events (Gay Pride Events, etc.)
Enhancing positive social norms to prevent the spread of HIV.
Popular Opinion Leader Training
Popular Opinion Leader (POL) is an intervention based on a program that identifies, trains, and enlists the help of key opinion leaders to change risky sexual norms and behaviors in the gay community. The program is based on diffusion of innovation/social influence principles, which states that trends and innovations are often initiated by a relatively small segment of opinion leaders in the population. Once innovations are visibly modeled and accepted, they then diffuse throughout a population, influencing others.
For Details on the Research Design
REMEMBR (Region II Empowerment of MSMs Enhancing Mobilization in Baton Rouge) - Join Today 923-AIDS