Antioch Development Corporation
AGAPE Program

AGAPE is an outreach program established to heighten awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community, and to improve the quality of life for all people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The Program provides free, faith-based access to:

  • HIV Antibody Testing
  • Prevention Education
  • Case Management
  • Treatment Referrals
  • Risk Reduction Counseling
  • Spiritual Counseling

AGAPE, is the first Ohio faith-based AIDS Services Organization (ASO) and was the only African-American ASO when introduced in 1999. AGAPE provides HIV antibody testing, education and counseling services to over 1,000 Cleveland residents annually. Most recently, it introduced, SAMM, Stopping AIDS is My Mission which trains at-risk students in the Cleveland Municipal Schools to become peer educators in HIV prevention.

AGAPE - Antioch Development Corporation, Cleveland

AGAPE is a partnership between Antioch Development Corporation and Cleveland Clinic. The AGAPE Center is staffed with a registered nurse, a program coordinator, and a health educator. The Program is also supported by The Cleveland Clinic Department of Infectious Disease which specializes in HIV/AIDS. To learn more about this partnership, visit Cleveland Clinic's AGAPE web site.

AGAPE is an exclusive HIV education and testing agent for every Planned Parenthood of Greater Cleveland site and an exclusive Syphilis prevention education provider for adolescents affiliated with the Cleveland School District and Job Corp via a contract with the Cuyahoga County Health Department.

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