HIV & STD Health Education and Outreach Programs

Prevention, education and testing services have been modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • HIV and STD testing and education at community sites have been paused.

  • HIV and STD testing is available by appointment only at:
    Wake County Human Services 
    10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.) 
    Tuesday (9 a.m.–4 p.m.) 
    Call: 919-250-3883 to schedule an appointment 
    Visit: Clinic A for condoms 
    For questions, email: [email protected] 

The HIV/STD Community Program's health education team provides effective prevention services for a wide range of audiences. Programs and classes are free and available in English and Spanish.

If you would like to request educational services, such as classes or health information pertaining to HIV/STDs, please complete this request form submit it to:

Nikita Spears
Supervisor of the HIV/STD education team
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 919-212-9312

These services are available for agencies or community organizations located in Wake County.

HIV/STD Prevention Education Programs & Services

Condom Distribution Sites (CDS)

The CDS program provides free condoms and educational materials to participating barber shops, beauty salons, tattoo parlors, laundry mats, markets and other local businesses. These community partners volunteer to display CDS materials free of charge to improve community members' access to condoms and education and testing information.

Find a current list of condom distribution sites.

STD 101

A one-hour information session covering the most common sexually transmitted infections, protection methods, treatment options and related community resources. Free and open to youth, adults and health professionals at the following Wake County Human Services locations:

(Please call our educational line prior to attending any of these classes: 919-250-3883)

Northern Regional Center
350 E. Holding Ave
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Every first Tuesday, 8:30–10 a.m.

Sunnybrook Human Services Center
10 Sunnybrook Road (Room 322)
Raleigh, NC 27610
Every third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. 

Eastern Regional Center
1002 Dogwood Drive
Zebulon, NC 27597
Every first Tuesday, 8:30–10 a.m.

For more information and registration, contact:
Nikita Spears
Call: 919-212-9312
Email: [email protected]

Peer Educators

HIV/STD Program peer educators are specially trained to provide appropriate sexual health information and referrals to their friends and family members. Peer educators play an important role in reducing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections because they are able to speak openly with people who may not otherwise be aware of more formal services. Free training and education materials are provided in English or Spanish by experienced HIV/STD Program staff.

For more information, contact:
Nikita Spears
Call: 919-212-9312
Email: [email protected]

Faith Coalition

The Wake County Faith Coalition’s mission is to unify community leaders in the African American faith community to break down communication barriers and create opportunities for HIV prevention education with unconditional compassion. The Faith Coalition currently meets monthly at Wake County’s Sunnybrook Building.

For more information, contact:
Lauren Jones
Call: 919-250-1027
Email: [email protected]

Parents Matter

The Parents Matter program helps parents become better health teachers for their children to protect them from the negative outcomes of unhealthy sexual behaviors. The five sessions (2.5 hours each) build parents’ knowledge and skills so they can better communicate their personal values about sex to their children. This program also provides current STD information that can be shared with family members and helps parents develop strategies to help children understand sexual messages in the media.

The program is intended for parents with children 9–12 years old and is available in English and Spanish.

To register, contact:
Nikita Spears
Call: 919-212-9312
Email: [email protected]

Gatekeepers

HIV/STD Program Gatekeepers are members of the community who facilitate the connection of our program staff with individuals and groups within their communities. Gatekeepers also improve their friends’ and neighbors’ access to prevention information and testing/treatment services by providing basic information about relevant local services. A free orientation (in English or Spanish) is provided by HIV/STD Program staff and all Gatekeepers, if willing, may receive a supply of condoms and educational materials for distribution.

For more information, contact:
Nikita Spears
Call: 919-212-9312
Email: [email protected]

Other Educational Services

In addition to HIV/STD information, our Health Educators facilitate sessions and programs on the following topics:

  • Healthy relationships
  • Partner communication
  • Gender and health
  • Peer influences
  • Decision-making skills
  • Self-awareness/Personal values clarification
  • Media literacy
  • Additional related topics by request

Contact Us

For information about Wake County’s HIV/STD program:
Call: 919-250-3883
Email: [email protected]