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CrescentCare offers a variety of prevention services, including free rapid HIV testing, take-home HIV tests, and testing at partner sites. In addition, CrescentCare provides targeted rapid Hepatitis C testing as part of its HIV testing program at the Orleans Parish Municipal Court and other locations during outreach events. See more information on testing locations and times.

Additional services include PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) Navigation for HIV prevention and free condoms at our office locations and convenient community sites. Programs targeted to key populations are also available, such as the Wellness Center (for transgender individuals and men who have sex with men), which offers STI testing, help with navigation around supportive services such as job training, linkage to HCV follow-up care, and programs providing one-on-one and group support.

CrescentCare also operates the New Orleans Syringe Access Program (NOSAP), offering free, sterile syringes, information on safer injection, overdose awareness, abscess care, and referral to services. CrescentCare also offers access to Narcan for overdose prevention.

CrescentCare does extensive community education, hosts special outreach events, and conducts social media campaigns for HIV and STI awareness, education, and prevention.