Health Outreach Prevention Education, Inc.’s (H.O.P.E.) mission is to create a healthier community. The organization provides outreach and clinic services focused on HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and Hepatitis C (HCV). H.O.P.E offers prevention, education, counseling, testing and referrals to medical care and social services.
H.O.P.E. has provided HIV and STD testing in Tulsa and surrounding communities for nearly 20 years at its clinic and through a variety of targeted outreach sites. More than half of H.O.P.E.’s clients are uninsured, underinsured or underserved.
1 in 4 people who have an STD are unaware they are infected. It is important to know your status to seek medical care in order to live a long, healthy life. H.O.P.E.’s Outreach Specialists know making the decision to seek HIV testing or other STD testing can be daunting. Therefore, H.O.P.E. believes confidentiality and privacy are important, and that the best way to prevent spreading an STD is to get tested and practice safe sex. Many of the tests are rapid; patients often receive results in 20 – 30 minutes.