Overview of Services

AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI) offers an array of services in Rhode Island to prevent HIV, improve access to HIV and STI testing, and provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS. APRI has a 20-member staff with backgrounds and skills in a variety of fields–from social work, mental health counseling, nutrition, and case management to HIV testing, training, public health policy, and fundraising.

Below is a brief summary of these services, as well as links to get more information and access services.

Education and Training

APRI offers education to high-risk communities through HIV/STI 101 trainings. These trainings are intended to provide basic information about HIV and STI prevention and transmission. To request an HIV 101 training, please send an e-mail to Jordan Rego describing the intended audience and proposed date of the training.

Materials and Condom Distribution

APRI has many pamphlets and brochures to educate individuals about HIV prevention and education, as well as related topics. In addition to these materials, APRI makes condoms available to individuals free of charge who want to drop by our office and pick them up during our hours of operation.

The Buddy Program

The APRI Buddy Program pairs trained volunteers with HIV-positive clients who can benefit from friendly companionship and partners for fun activities such as going to the movies, visiting the zoo, and much more.

For many people living with HIV, growing older presents unique challenges–from medical issues to feelings of loneliness and isolation that come with that stigma that sadly is still tied to HIV disease. Volunteer Buddies can help provide immeasurable support–and are likely to learn a lot in the process.

If you’re interested in learning more, call Dominique at 401-831-5522 or send email to

HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis Take Charge! Get Tested!

APRI operates an HIV testing program, Take Charge! Get Tested!, to help Rhode Islanders learn their HIV status in a safe, comfortable, and private environment.   We have licensed HIV testing counselors who perform anonymous rapid HIV testing for free  on a walk-in basis every Monday (10 a.m.-1 p.m.); Tuesday (4-6 p.m.); Thursday (4-6 p.m.); and Friday (10 a.m.-1 p.m.). You can also contact us to arrange an appointment any weekday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. In addition to HIV testing, APRI offers rapid syphilis and hepatitis C testing.

To learn about the HIV testing at APRI just click on the  three easy steps to find out more.  

Services for People Living With HIV/AIDS

APRI administers Ryan White Part B-funded services to HIV+ individuals whose income levels fall at or below 500% of federal poverty guidelines. To become a client of  APRI, individuals must be able to show proof of RI residence, income, and HIV+ status. To enroll as a client, contact APRI  at 401-831-5522. Click here to get a listing of  Ryan White services for  people with HIV/AIDS.