HIV/AIDS Prevention, Health Care, & Support Services

Waterbury Health Department, One Jefferson Square, 2nd Floor, Waterbury, CT  06706
Office Hours:  8:00 am-4:30 pm -- Walk-ins or by appointment

HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
Samuel Bowens III – HIV Prevention Program 
Telephone:  203-574-6883

HIV/AIDS Health Care & Support Program
Joyce Boone – Health Care & Support Services 
Telephone:  203-574-6994

Torrington Satellite Office:  Located at Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT  06790 
Office Hours:  8 am-4 pm or by appointment
Telephone:  860-482-5340

FacebookWaterbury HIV/AIDS Prevention-Health Care & Support Services programs post a video or news item every Monday at 9:00 am. Like & Follow Waterbury Health Department on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waterburyhealthdepartment/

 

HIV/AIDS Prevention and HIV/AIDS Health Care & Support Services


 Award Winning Programs
“The goal of our award-winning programs for HIV/AIDS Prevention and HIV/AIDS Health Care & Support Services is to help people be aware of their health status and connected to health care and support services.”  PHOTO, left to right:  Barbara Ligon--OTL counselor, Larry Butler--State Representative 72nd District, Samuel Bowens--Prevention Department Program Coordinator, Ann Galloway-Johnson--OTL counselor, Joyce Boone--Health Care & Support Services Program Coordinator, Jackie Robertson--OTL counselor.

The Waterbury Health Department has more than 30 years experience providing services related to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. When people living with HIV/AIDS achieve the best possible outcomes, they are less likely to transmit HIV infection to others.

Our services include the following specialty areas:

HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Services

Waterbury

  • Free, anonymous and confidential HIV Counseling, (OTL) Outreach, Testing and Linkage
    • Activities designed to increase a client’s knowledge of his/her HIV serostatus; to encourage and support risk reduction; to secure needed referrals for appropriate medical prevention; promote partner counseling; referral services linkage (PCRS); 20-minute Alere HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Finger Stick test result.
  • Let's talk about PREPWeekly Mobile Health Van Site Visits
    • For weekly schedule, please call the Prevention Program at 203-574-6883.
  • Support Group
    • “The Sisters and Brothers in Unity” HIV Support Group (Waterbury Area).  For those interested, please call the Prevention Program at 203-574-6883.
  • PrEP and PeP Education, Referral and Linkage
  • STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Education, Screening and Linkage to Treatment
    • Daily Screenings available, results in 5-7 days for:
      • Chlamydia
      • Gonorrhea
      • Hep C
      • Syphilis (Symptom screening & referral only; testing to begin c. October 2019)

    For an appointment, please call the Prevention Program at 203-574-6883.

  • Harm & Risk Reduction / Overdose Prevention, Referral and Linkage
    • For more information about naloxone education and distribution, call 203-574-6883.

 

Health Care & Support Services

 

HIV/AIDS Health Care & Support Services Program

Waterbury/Torrington

  • Medical Case Management for Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS & Their Families
    • The Medical Case Management staff works with clients and their families to assess their individual needs that results in successful outcomes
    • Funded by the CT Department of Public Health/Ryan White Part B Program
    • Bilingual services available
  • Client Advocacy Services
    • Assistance in receiving health care/health insurance
    • Assistance with basic needs
    • Medical transportation
    • Onsite Food Pantry
    • Assistance with financial entitlement program, financial emergencies, etc. 
    • And much more

 

Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Getting to Zero CT

Zero New Infections

 

Getting to ZeroIn 2017, the CT Department of Public Health DPH Commissioner appointed a 23 member commission – including Samuel F. Bowens III, Program Coordinator, Waterbury Health Department Prevention Program – to use a data-driven process to develop a statewide plan with city-specific recommendations on how to end the HIV epidemic in CT. 
ZERO HIV DEATHS. ZERO NEW INFECTIONS. ZERO STIGMA.
For more information: https://gettingtozeroct.org/

 

Did you know that?

  • 1 in 880 White women, 1 in 132 White men and 1 in 11 White MSM will contract HIV in a lifetime.
  • 1 in 227 Hispanic women, 1 in 48 Hispanic men and 1 in 4 Hispanic MSM will contract HIV in a life time.
  • 1 in 48 Black women, 1 in 20 Black men and 1 in 2 Black MSM will contract HIV in a life time.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. GET TESTED AND TAKE CONTROL!

Statistics


LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION

Get Tested2019 Prevention Program Brochure

2019 Prevention Program Brochure

2019 Case Management Brochure

2019 Case Management Brochure

2013 Award of Excellence in Health Communications:

https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/AIDS--Chronic-Diseases/Prevention/Black-MSM-Men-who-have-sex-with-Men-Get-Tested-Campaign