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Infectious Disease Prevention Program

The Infectious Disease Prevention Program provides wrap around service delivery for clients at increased risk for contracting HIV and other infectious diseases.

Program Components

  • Free HIV and STD testing
  • Hepatitis B and C screening and education
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations
  • Treatment of HIV
  • Free treatment for Syphilis
  • Free or low-cost treatment of STDs
  • Treatment for Hepatitis B
  • Treatment for Hepatitis C
  • PrEP Education
  • HIV case management
  • HIV Patient Navigation
  • PrEP Clinic

The ACCESS Infectious Disease Prevention Program was developed with a client-centered approach, paying special attention to social and cultural factors affecting clients. ACCESS service providers are experts at providing culturally and linguistically appropriate programming to the diverse metro Detroit community.

Target Groups/Client Base

  • All clients at risk for HIV, STD and viral hepatitis
  • Special focus on Arab and Chaldean communities

Funding Sources

  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • HIV Treatment & Modernization Act
  • Gilead Pharmaceuticals

Program Staff

David Ponsart, Supervisor
Tony Eljallad, HIV and STD Prevention Counselor
Sam Harp, Case Manager
Mathew Debilzan, Patient Navigator

 

Contact:

David Ponsart
Email: dponsart@accesscommunity.org
Phone: 313-216-2253