HIV Prevention Services

The Tennessee Department of Health, HIV Prevention Services' vision and mission is to lower HIV infection, illness and death rates for at-risk Tennesseans and to create an environment of leadership, partnership and advocacy which fosters HIV prevention and the provision of services.

The Tennessee Department of Health’s HIV Prevention Services is funded primarily through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Additional support for HIV testing is provided through state funding.  The CDC grant supports a range of activities that include:  HIV counseling, testing and referral, HIV partner counseling and referral services, HIV health education and risk reduction programs, HIV prevention for positive individuals, public information programs, a toll-free HIV/STD hotline, capacity building programs, and a quality assurance and evaluation component.

Each year, HIV Prevention Services provides funding to more than 15 community-based organizations and to all 6 metro health departments to support grass-roots prevention and conventional and rapid HIV testing programs.  All funded programs support priorities outlined in the Tennessee HIV AIDS Strategy - September 2016.

Additional information on aspects of the Tennessee HIV Prevention Services follows:

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This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infections are spread primarily through sexual practices and/or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.