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Deaf 2 : HIV Testing Video Line: Pilot video call center to enhance access to HIV test counseling with Deaf sign language users in NYS.


  • Establish/Evaluate a pilot program to connect NYS Deaf ASL-users seeking HIV testing with pre and post-test counseling in ASL.
    • Counselors are Deaf, ASL-using community members
  • Raise awareness with NYS Deaf communities regarding accessible information, testing, and care.
  • Identify with stakeholders key areas to address HIV risks & care in NYS.  Rochester as a starting point and a staged roll-out to New York State.


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