Prevention Center

ntion Center - Patients in a waiting room.Our Prevention Center offers free, anonymous and confidential HIV testing, hepatitis C testing, free safe sex kits and educational materials to the public.

We pride ourselves on a warm, friendly atmosphere. Our Prevention Center welcomes everyone regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic circumstance.

All members of our Prevention Team are Qualified Professional Test Counselors (QPTC State Certified). We use OraSure products for our HIV and Hep C testing. All tests are quick, easy, and painless.

Get Tested today.

ABC 6 Discusses the Opioid Epidemic with Ray Joseph, Prevention Supervisor for ACOS and Miriam Hospital's Dr. Chan  

Watch the news story HERE.

While the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the United States, one program at AIDS Care Ocean State is helping to keep HIV transmission and overdose-related deaths to a minimum in Rhode Island. Our ENCORE Program statistically proves the reduction of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis. The vital outreach program reaches thousands across the state, both in our BroadMed location and in the communities where intravenous drug use is at its highest.

The aim of our programs is to ensure clients are safe and healthy, while maintain a high quality of life.  For more information call 401-781-0665 or send us an email. 

Get Prepped for PrEP

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a medication taken by people who don’t have HIV, but who are at high risk of getting infected. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is very effective (estimated 99%) at preventing HIV infection.

PrEP is available only by prescription, and typically requires an HIV test to be performed. If you are local to Rhode Island, our clinicians can refer you to for testing through the Miriam Hospital clinic.

Outside Rhode island? Use the following link to find the nearest clinic. Many may have specific times or require an appointment, so calling ahead is highly recommended.   

Upcoming Mobile Testing Locations

October 5, 2019 

Join AIDS Care Ocean State at Friends and Family Day for the Providence Gay Flag Football League

AIDS Care Ocean State will be testing for HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis C this Saturday, October 5th at North Country Club Field (180 Monroe Street,Warwick, RI) from 8:30 to 1:00 pm. Testing is free and confidential; with results in as little as 20 minutes.

Come down,  enjoy the food trucks, team sports, face painting, and tons of FUN!