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Hands United
Hands United at the Commission David García, Ed.D., M.P.H.
Director of Capacity Building, Research & Evaluation
(646) 375.4413

To find out how to request capacity building services for your organization, contact us at

Latino Commission on AIDS
24 West, 25th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
[Close to 1, F, V, R, W, 6 and PATH trains at the 23rd Street station]
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T: (212) 675-3288
F: (212) 675-3466
Expertise on Public Health Strategies
Social Network Strategy (SNS)
The Social Network Strategy (SNS) is an evidence supported approach to recruiting high-risk people. SNS is based on the underlying principles that people in the same social network share the same risks and risk behaviors for HIV.

Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS)
This intervention is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result.

Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC)
Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC) occurs when two or more persons who are inor are planning to be ina sexual relationship receive all elements of HIV testing and counseling together. This includes HIV prevention counseling, receipt of test results, and linkage to follow-up services.

Expertise on Behavioral Interventions
Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results! (CLEAR)
This intervention is an evidence-based, health promotion intervention for males and females ages 16 and older living with HIV/AIDS or at high-risk for HIV. CLEAR is a client-centered program delivered one-on-one using cognitive behavioral techniques to change behavior.

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