Health Education and Risk Reduction Services for Women

woman looking at cameraThe New York State Department of Health Women’s Initiative teaches women how to take charge of their lives and sexual safety, and how to decrease their risk and their partner’s risk of getting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

Women’s Prevention Services offers HIV and STI prevention and related services for women ages 12 and up throughout ACR Health’s nine county service area.

Women’s Prevention provides sexual health education and confidential HIV, viral hepatitis, and STI screenings at our locations in Syracuse/Utica/Watertown as well as in the mobile units and in approved community settings.

Program Services

Community Street-based outreach: face-to-face risk reduction sessions, distribution of HIV/AIDS, STI, and hepatitis written materials and supplies, skills-building demonstrations, and referrals.

Individual Risk Reduction Counseling: Comprehensive one-on-one risk HIV/STD reduction counseling sessions to reduce risk for the acquisition and/or transmission of HIV/STDs.

Educational Groups (Syracuse, Utica, and Watertown): A single-session, video-based HIV/STD prevention session to encourage condom use and negotiation skills.

Rapid testing for HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C, and Chlamydia & Gonorrhea urine screenings are available at ACR Health offices, designated community-based locations, and at street-outreach sites in Syracuse, Utica, and Watertown.


Call ACR Health at 315.475.2430 to talk to a Prevention Health Advocate in the Women’s Program or email us at