HIV Prevention Services

HVCS provides HIV prevention, education, and outreach, plus testing for HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and hepatitis C.

HVCS is the largest organization solely dedicated to providing HIV/AIDS services to people in New York’s Hudson Valley region. It was founded in 1983 by a small group of lesbian and gay citizens who refused to stand idly by in the face of government inaction as this disease devastated those they loved. Since then, the Agency has grown to service the needs of over 3,000 community members annually through our locations in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties. A professional and caring staff provides quality case management, client advocacy, emergency assistance, education, outreach, and prevention for adults, children, and families, as well as the general community. We believe in building partnerships with clients to guide them, and give them the information they need to make informed decisions for themselves.

If you’re looking for information about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, talk to our Regional Prevention Initiative staff or take a look at

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Additional funding for HIV and STI test kits has been provided by:

Gilead Sciences