The June 2014 edition of VOICES Newsletter is in the mail, or you can read it HERE
. In this issue: a report on the Consortium's Annual Meeting, a follow up on our WOW Event that was held in April, CDC issues PrEP Guidelines, PreliminaryResults from the HIV Partner Study, and an update on our new condom distribution program.
The Delaware HIV Consortium is pleased to announce a new HIV prevention project – DelaWEAR ONE – a mail-order condom distribution program. The new program, which was launched today, features a web-based enrollment which allows participants to received condoms, lubricant and instructions mailed directly to their address. DelaWEAR ONE was developed and is funded under a contract with the Delaware Division of Public Health and is designed to help remove barriers to obtaining condoms, increase the use of condoms by those most at risk, and to measure the impact of the project on behavior. DelaWEAR ONE participants must be residents of Delaware and must be 18 years of age or older to sign up.
To sign up for free mail order condoms and supplies, go to www.delawarehiv.org and click on the “delaWEAR ONE” logo or CLICK HERE, and you will be taken to a sign up page, where one can enroll and also let us know their preferences in the type and style of condom. In approximately one week participants will receive their first shipment. Included in the shipment is a survey and instructions on how to change your preferences. Participants will be required to complete a survey at least once during a three month period in order to continue in the program. Once the survey is completed and mailed back to DHC, participants can expect their next shipment in about a month.
DelaWEAR ONE participants can also enroll in the program, complete a survey, or change their order preferences by phone during DHC business hours (8:15-4:30 M-Th, 8:30-1:00 F) by calling 302-654-5471. If you have questions you can also go to www.delawarehiv.org for more information about HIV/AIDS and other DHC programs and services.