Education and Prevention

Education

The second part of the Four A's mission reads: "To work toward the elimination of HIV infection and its stigma in all Alaskan Communities."  We are proud that the Four A's is the largest provider of HIV prevention services in the State of Alaska. 

One of the most powerful tools we have to fight HIV/AIDS and the stigmas associated with them is education. In addition to helping people with HIV to live a healthy and fulfilling lives, Four A's provides HIV basics, prevention methods and other tools everyone should know.
 

Prevention

Studies have shown that prevention programs cost a fraction of what care programs cost.  It is much cheaper to prevent someone from contracting HIV than it is to care for that person after they have contracted the disease.  Prevention is also important in protecting our communities, and our prevention efforts make us great neighbors.  Talking about issues such as safer sex, needle use, and stigma can be tough for many individuals and families, so our prevention efforts at the Four A's are of critical importance to Alaska.  We pave the way to create healthier individuals, families, and communites.