On Saturday, August 31st, AIDS Care Ocean State will partner with other Addiction Support Agencies to raise awareness about drug overdose. 

Join us at one of the following locations to learn how to administer NARCAN to prevent an overdose from becoming fatal. NARCAN will be distributed free of charge. 

All times are from 1 pm to 4 pm unless otherwise noted. New locations are still being added. Make sure to check back! 

Please Note: All our locations will be maintained in accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health's guidelines. Please wear a mask and be prepared for social distancing.

Stop and Shop West 333 River St. 
Stop and Shop 850 Manton Ave. 
Stop and Shop 165 Pitman St. 
Price Rite Plaza 325 Valley St.     
Price Rite 699 Hartford Ave. 
ALDI Grocery Store 539 Smith St. 
Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Providence 

Stop and Shop Plaza 368 Cottage St. 
Save-A-Lot 479 Mineral Spring Ave. 
Compare Foods 693 Dexter St. 

Lighthouse Laundromat 900 Broad St.
Testing available for HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis. ENCORE Services available at this location.  

ALDI Grocery Store 1015 Cranston St. 
Testing available for HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis. ENCORE Services available at this location.  10 am-1 pm 
Oakland Beach Parking Lot, 5 pm-7 pm 

Stop and Shop Plaza 70 Mendon Rd. Cumberland 1:30 pm-4:30 pm 

Hope Recovery Center 


Prevention Center

ntion Center - Patients in a waiting room.Our Prevention Center offers free, anonymous and confidential HIV testing, hepatitis C testing, free safe sex kits and educational materials to the public.

We pride ourselves on a warm, friendly atmosphere. Our Prevention Center welcomes everyone regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic circumstance.

All members of our Prevention Team are Qualified Professional Test Counselors (QPTC State Certified). We use OraSure products for our HIV and Hep C testing. All tests are quick, easy, and painless.

Get Tested today.

ABC 6 Discusses the Opioid Epidemic with Ray Joseph, Prevention Supervisor for ACOS and Miriam Hospital's Dr. Chan  

Watch the news story HERE.

While the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the United States, one program at AIDS Care Ocean State is helping to keep HIV transmission and overdose-related deaths to a minimum in Rhode Island. Our ENCORE Program statistically proves the reduction of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis. The vital outreach program reaches thousands across the state, both in our BroadMed location and in the communities where intravenous drug use is at its highest.

The aim of our programs is to ensure clients are safe and healthy, while maintain a high quality of life.  For more information call 401-781-0665 or send us an email. 

Get Prepped for PrEP

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a medication taken by people who don’t have HIV, but who are at high risk of getting infected. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is very effective (estimated 99%) at preventing HIV infection.

PrEP is available only by prescription, and typically requires an HIV test to be performed. If you are local to Rhode Island, our clinicians can refer you to for testing through the Miriam Hospital clinic.

Outside Rhode island? Use the following link to find the nearest clinic. Many may have specific times or require an appointment, so calling ahead is highly recommended.   

Upcoming Mobile Testing Locations

October 5, 2019 

Join AIDS Care Ocean State at Friends and Family Day for the Providence Gay Flag Football League

AIDS Care Ocean State will be testing for HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis C this Saturday, October 5th at North Country Club Field (180 Monroe Street,Warwick, RI) from 8:30 to 1:00 pm. Testing is free and confidential; with results in as little as 20 minutes.

Come down,  enjoy the food trucks, team sports, face painting, and tons of FUN!