Nashville CARES Overview
Prevents new HIV infections by providing adults and youth with knowledge, skills, motivation and support to avoid/change risky behaviors and sustain changes over time, and helps HIV-infected individuals avoid HIV transmission and address issues related to HIV disease progression. Ten programs address specific needs of African Americans, gay/bisexual men (MSM), MSM of color and young MSM, women, adolescents and college youth, substance users, and HIV-infected people. Educated 48,500 in FY 2010. Programs also tested 12,000 individuals, with 100% of those testing HIV-positive linked to care and services.
Nashville CARES promotes and participates in a comprehensive and compassionate response to HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee. Our purpose is to educate the community for increased understanding and prevention of HIV transmission, to advocate for responsible public policy, and to provide services that improve the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and their families.
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