HIV | AIDS – Wub-bub-noc-keig HIV program
HIV/AIDS is a reality in our Wabanaki communities, so it’s important that we share knowledge and lessen the stigma around this disease for our health and the health of our communities.
Our Wub-bub-noc-keig HIV program is designed to be easily accessible to support you in a private and culturally sensitive way. Our philosophy is to fit your needs and those of your community.
To do so, we provide:
- Risk assessment
- Testing and referrals
- Targeted education
To improve access to services and offer prevention, our Wub-bub-noc-keig HIV program comes to you where you are. Our full-time staff travels to all five Wabanaki reservations.
We also reach out to Native Americans who are living off-reservation in the more urban area of Bangor. Through this outreach, we also visit those where they need us most, such as homeless shelters, substance abuse treatment programs, bus stations, parks and, in the near future, jails. At these locations, our staff seeks to support those of us who are at highest risk, including unprotected partners of HIV positive individuals; males who have unprotected sex with males; injected drug users; and heterosexuals who have used unsafe practices. Our services to you include providing free tests and supplies.
Our staff has a direct office line for increased confidentiality. Please contact Wabanaki Health and Wellness at (207) 992-0411 for more information.
Substance Abuse – Tribal Communities
Under the Tribal District – Healthy Maine Partnership program, Wabanaki Health and Wellness shares information and education with Wabanaki Tribal communities to lessen underage drinking, substance abuse and prescription drug misuse.