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AIDS Response Seacoast

AIDS Response Seacoast is a non-profit community-based HIV/AIDS Service Organization, based in Portsmouth, NH, dedicated to providing education, direct assistance and advocacy to persons and communities affected by HIV infection. We provide direct service to clients at all stages of HIV infection who live in Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire and educational programs throughout Seacoast New England. ARS evolved as a grassroots response to the epidemic in 1987 to offer vital emotional and practical support to people living with HIV infection and AIDS. Services provided by ARS are free of charge to persons living with HIV. Our Mission • To honor the inherent dignity and strength of people living with HIV/AIDS • To support and assist persons infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in maintaining a high quality of life through direct assistance, education and advocacy • To prevent new HIV infection and promote safer practices through education/prevention activities for local and regional communities • To counteract myths and stereotypes about HIV/AIDS • To increase and diversify the network of HIV/AIDS related service providers in the communities we serve • To play an active role in affecting local, state and national policies on civil rights, discrimination, HIV/AIDS prevention, education, research, and direct care.

Our Mission

  • To honor the inherent dignity and strength of people living with HIV/AIDS
  • To support and assist persons infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in maintaining a high quality of life through direct assistance, education and advocacy
  • To prevent new HIV infection and promote safer practices through education/prevention activities for local and regional communities
  • To counteract myths and stereotypes about HIV/AIDS
  • To increase and diversify the network of HIV/AIDS related service providers in the communities we serve
  • To play an active role in affecting local, state and national policies on civil rights, discrimination, HIV/AIDS prevention, education, research, and direct care
Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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