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Prevention, Intervention and Testing


In collaboration with community partners, Recovery Resources offers free, confidential HIV testing at our three main locations (Midtown, Old Brooklyn, and Lakewood.) This is just one of several HIV/AIDS services we provide.

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Recovery Resources offers a wide array of HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention services.

Safe on the Scene

A collaboration between Recovery Resources, Care Alliance Health Center and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. This service is offered to African American males who are at risk for infection. Comprehensive HIV prevention services are provided to HIV-negative and newly diagnosed individuals.

D-Up Lounge

This resource is African Americans identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. Walk-in hours are Monday-Thursday 12-8 p.m., Friday 12-4:30 p.m., and the second and third Saturday of the month from 5-9 p.m. Free access to computers, Wi-Fi, and video games.

Rapid HIV Testing

This service is for African American heterosexual and gay males who are high-risk for HIV infection. Safe on the Scene offers free and confidential HIV, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing. Individuals who test for HIV will receive a $5 gift card.

D-Up Opinion Leader Training

This service is for African American gay males who are of HIV-positive and HIV-negative/unknown status. D-Up Opinion Leader training is a five-week course that trains African American gay men on how to become Opinion Leaders: individuals who talk to their friends about safe sex and HIV testing. At the end of training, Opinion Leaders are awarded with a $125 check.

Personalized Cognitive Counseling (PCC)

This service is for African American gay males who are HIV-negative, a repeat tester for HIV and at high risk for infection. PCC is a one-time, one on one session for African American gay men who have condomless anal sex and are repeat HIV testers. Individuals who complete a 20 to 30 minute PCC session are given a $20 gift card.

Linkage to Care

This service is for persons newly diagnosed HIV-positive in need of medical care and supportive services. Safe on the Scene’s Linkage Specialist utilizes the ARTAS intervention to link clients to resources and HIV medical treatment.

For more information, please visit safeonthescene.com or call 216-400-7939. Text inquiries at 216.308.4895.

Comprehensive Risk-Reduction Counseling Services

These services are offered to those who are HIV+ and at risk of spreading the disease and those who are engaged in high-risk sexual behaviors.

Early Intervention Services

These services are for adults who are newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS  and those already living with HIV or AIDS who are not linked to care or services. 

HIV/AIDS Support Groups

Serenity Circle. This peer support group provides sobriety support for people living with HIV/AIDS who also have addiction and substance use challenges. The group meets every Wednesday from 1:00-2:30 pm at Recovery Resources, 4269 Pearl rd., Cleveland.

Positive Circle. This support group provides weekly support to people living with HIV/AIDS. It addresses all aspects of HIV living, including: medication adherence, mental health, coping and management of diagnosis, medical compliance, and a broad spectrum of HIV management-related concerns. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00pm at the MetroHealth Compass Service Conference Room, and the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 1:00 pm at Recovery Resources, 4269 Pearl rd., Cleveland.

For more information contact Andrew Rosenlund at 216-431-4131 x2520.