Prevention & Screening
Prevention and screening programs are core functions of AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod and fulfill an essential part of our organization’s mission. Through community outreach, our staff works tirelessly to prevent the spread of HIV, HCV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). ASGCC provides testing services for HIV and an array of other STIs, including HCV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. If you have a concern, please contact us. We’re here to help, and there is never a charge for our services.
Remember, we ALL have a status. Know yours.
More than 35,000 new HIV infections are diagnosed on average annually in the United States. In 2012, a powerful new drug as approved by the FDA to prevent HIV infection in HIV negative people. There are now two drugs that can be used as a pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. Both are considered safe and effective. Studies show that the daily use of PrEP can reduce the risk of getting HIV by over 90 percent. ASGCC’s sexual health counselors are available to discuss PrEP with anyone who walks through our doors. ASGCC also facilitates expedited, cost-free access to PrEP, including free programs that eliminate all financial barriers to this game-changing medication.
Free Condoms & Lube
Condoms remain a valuable tool in HIV and STI prevention. We provide free condoms and lube at all AIDS Support Group locations. Selections include larger size, smaller size, insertable (female condom or “Manhole Cover”), extra thin, extra strong, and many more. Our lube offerings are water-based, silicone or a mixture of both. Walk in today to snag a grab bag and find out which ones are right for you. Our staff are happy to give you recommendations based on what works for you!
Partner Notification Services
Not sure how to tell a sex or needle-sharing partner that you’ve been diagnosed with an STI and that they may need to get tested? Partner Notification is a voluntary service that allows you to notify your partner anonymously. We can assist you with connecting with them or you can call the State program directly: 617.983.6940
Sexual Health Services are available at all ASGCC’s sites across Cape Cod and the Islands, including our Mobile Outreach Van serving the Falmouth/Upper Cape area. Please visit or call: Provincetown (Drop-in Center: 508.487.8311), Hyannis (508.778.1954); Falmouth (774.763.6656); and Martha’s Vineyard (Vineyard Haven: 774.994.7935). Address information is available in the footer below.
ASGCC also provides free Harm Reduction Services, including syringe exchange and wrap-around risk reduction counseling, as well as overdose prevention education and training. Learn more about our services for people who use drugs here.
ASGCC Drop-in Center (Provincetown)
In 2017, ASGCC opened our Drop-in Center in Provincetown. Located at 148a Commercial Street in the heart of the town’s main shopping district, our goal was to “bring sexual health out of the closet” by offering these services in a convenient and attractive location. With the support of a skilled team well-versed in the needs of our communities, we offer the full menu of ASGCC’s sexual health and harm reduction services. Please call us at 508.487.8311 to schedule an appointment. As always, we are happy to work with you to deliver our services in the best way possible for you.