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  • Abortion Referrals (18)
    LJ-2000.0100-030

    Abortion Referrals

    LJ-2000.0100-030

    Programs that maintain lists of medical clinics and other facilities that perform abortions and which link individuals seeking the procedure with appropriate resources.
  • Adult Child Sexual Abuse Counseling (4)
    RP-1400.8000-020.05

    Adult Child Sexual Abuse Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-020.05

    Programs that provide therapeutic interventions for adults who, as children, were subjected to sexual abuse or exploitation that took place within the family by a parent, guardian, step-parent, sibling or other relative or outside the home by a friend, neighbor, child care provider teacher or stranger and who dealing with the trauma of that experience in their adult lives. Child sexual abuse includes sexual kissing, touching, fondling a child's genitals, oral, anal or vaginal intercourse and incest (sexual intercourse between an adult family member and a child or between siblings) as well as behaviors that don’t involve contact such as genital exposure ("flashing"), intentionally engaging in sexual activity in front of a child, verbal pressure for sex, and sexual exploitation for purposes of prostitution or pornography. Counseling is offered in a variety of settings and may include individual, conjoint, family and group therapy sessions.
  • Adult Sexual Assault Prevention (1)
    FN-1500.8150-050

    Adult Sexual Assault Prevention

    FN-1500.8150-050

    Programs that help adults become aware of the precautions they can take at home, in their cars and on the streets to avoid sexual assault, and the alternatives they have if they are confronted by an assailant. Sessions may focus on the needs of women, gay men, transgendered individuals or others who may be particularly vulnerable.
  • AIDS/HIV (58)
    YF-3000.0270

    AIDS/HIV

    YF-3000.0270

    Individuals who are at risk or have tested positive for infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), or have developed AIDS which is caused by the HIV virus and impairs the function of the body's immune system leaving affected individuals vulnerable to illnesses that would not otherwise occur.
  • AIDS/HIV Clinics (43)
    LT-1750.0500

    AIDS/HIV Clinics

    LT-1750.0500

    Programs that provide comprehensive medical services on an inpatient or outpatient basis for people who have symptomatic or asymptomatic HIV infections or full-blown AIDS.
  • AIDS/HIV Control (4)
    JP-1500.1700-050

    AIDS/HIV Control

    JP-1500.1700-050

    Programs that attempt to control the occurrence of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a group of symptoms (including certain infections and/or cancers) that collectively characterize the condition and are the result of a weakening of the immune system caused by infection with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Activities include surveillance of the occurrence of the disease in the community, investigation of individual cases, and development of case histories and other interventions that will help to increase the medical establishment's understanding of the causes of the diseases and potential methods of prevention and cure. AIDS control activities are often initiated by local HIV prevention planning groups that are responsible for developing needs assessments and planning long and short-term strategies specific to target communities as determined by the studies.
  • AIDS/HIV Issues (25)
    YZ-0350

    AIDS/HIV Issues

    YZ-0350

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of AIDS/HIV.
  • AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling (71)
    LH-2700.0150

    AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling

    LH-2700.0150

    Programs that provide counseling services for individuals at risk for contracting or transmitting the HIV virus with the objective of supporting their ability to make behavior changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. Counseling involves a personal risk assessment, development of a personalized action plan and the decision to seek an HIV test. Individuals who have a history of injection drug use, sex with a person with HIV/AIDS, sex with a man who has sex with other men, sex with an injection drug user, a sexually transmitted disease, or exchanging money or drugs for sex are considered to be at high or increased risk and are targets for prevention counseling.
  • AIDS/HIV/STD Prevention Supplies (27)
    LH-5000.0600

    AIDS/HIV/STD Prevention Supplies

    LH-5000.0600

    Programs that distribute condoms, lubricants, dental dams, bleach kits (ammonia or bleach for cleaning needles and instruction for use) and/or other supplies that can be used to help stop the spread of AIDS, other blood borne infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases among high-risk populations. Individuals who have a history of injection drug use, sex with a person with HIV/AIDS, sex with a man who has sex with other men, sex with an injection drug user, a sexually transmitted disease, or are exchanging money or drugs for sex are considered to be at high or increased risk.
  • Anonymous HIV Testing (64)
    LF-4900.2400-050

    Anonymous HIV Testing

    LF-4900.2400-050

    Programs that offer HIV antibody testing or other screening procedures to individuals who do not wish to divulge personal identifying information to the testing site. People who are tested are identified by a unique number assigned by the test site. Anonymous HIV testing is done independently from Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing.
  • Child Sexual Abuse Counseling (4)
    RP-1400.8000-020.18

    Child Sexual Abuse Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-020.18

    Programs that specialize in the treatment of children and youth who are coping with the trauma of child sexual abuse which occurs when an adult, older adolescent or another child threatens, forces or manipulates a child into sexual activity abusing the relationship of power and authority that adults have over children. Sexual abuse includes sexual kissing, touching, fondling a child’s genitals, oral, anal or vaginal intercourse and incest (sexual intercourse between an adult family member and a child or between siblings) as well as behaviors that don’t involve contact such as genital exposure ("flashing"), intentionally engaging in sexual activity in front of a child, verbal pressure for sex, and sexual exploitation for purposes of prostitution or pornography. Child sexual abuse can take place within the family by a parent, step-parent, sibling or other relative; or outside the home by a friend, neighbor, child care provider, teacher or stranger. Separate counseling sessions may be structured for young children who have been victimized and for older children in their teens.
  • Child Sexual Assault Prevention (1)
    FN-1500.8150-150

    Child Sexual Assault Prevention

    FN-1500.8150-150

    Programs, often offered by the schools, that attempt to protect children from molestation and other forms of sexual assault by family members, friends of the family, caretakers or strangers by teaching them about good and bad touches, that their body is their own, that it is all right to say "no" if someone wants to touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable, and which encourage them to tell someone if they are approached or assaulted.
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Reporting (2)
    FN-1700.1300

    Child Sexual Exploitation Reporting

    FN-1700.1300

    Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that the public can use to report instances in which an individual or group of individuals is involved in the possession, manufacture and/or distribution of child pornography; online enticement of children for sexual acts; child prostitution; child sex tourism; non-familial child sexual molestation; sending unsolicited obscene material to a child or other acts that constitute child sexual exploitation.
  • Confidential HIV Testing (73)
    LF-4900.2400-150

    Confidential HIV Testing

    LF-4900.2400-150

    Programs that offer HIV antibody testing or other screening procedures and require specific identifying information from the person wishing to be tested. The information may include but not be limited to name, address and Social Security number. This information along with test results remains with the test center unless otherwise released by the person seeking testing. Should the person test positive, the personal identifying information may be reported to state epidemiology offices where required by law. Confidential HIV testing may be a component of testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Advocacy Groups (2)
    TD-1600.3100-250

    Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.3100-250

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender individuals, intersexed individuals (people born with reproductive organs and/or genitalia that are ambiguous or atypical), cross-dressers and/or people who are in the process of coming out or are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Community Centers (2)
    TC-5500.2500

    Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Community Centers

    TC-5500.2500

    Multipurpose centers that serve as a meeting place for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community to grow together, celebrate diversity and increase public understanding. GLBT centers may offer community events, educational programs, counseling, support groups, library resources, recreational programs and other services that support GLBT individuals and organizations.
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Issues (5)
    YZ-2500

    Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Issues

    YZ-2500

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of GLBT individuals and their interests. The GLBT population includes gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender individuals, intersexed individuals, gender questioning youth and others with gender identity issues.
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Social Clubs (5)
    PS-8000.2500

    Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Social Clubs

    PS-8000.2500

    Organizations that provide an opportunity for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender individuals, intersexed individuals (people born with reproductive organs and/or genitalia that are ambiguous or atypical), cross-dressers and/or individuals who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation to meet and socialize through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues, pride events and other companionable activities. Some clubs may also offer lecture series which address topics of interest to the membership; provide opportunities for involvement in charitable fundraising and other similar activities; or be specifically configured for GLBT individuals with other characteristics e.g., gender questioning youth; Jewish lesbians, Catholic gays or people representative of a particular cultural heritage.
  • Gender Identity Counseling (4)
    RP-1400.8000-260

    Gender Identity Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-260

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for individuals who have a desire to change their biological sexual characteristics to conform physically with their perception of self as a member of the opposite sex and who want to explore their options including sexual reorientation and reassignment through surgery.
  • Hepatitis Testing (6)
    LF-4900.2200

    Hepatitis Testing

    LF-4900.2200

    Programs that administer tests which identify individuals who have been exposed to hepatitis A, B or C by detecting the presence of associated antigens, antibodies or genetic material (DNA). Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a variety of agents including viral infection (hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and delta agents), bacterial invasion and physical and chemical agents. Hepatitis A and delta agent hepatitis are spread primarily from person to person via the fecal-oral route, but may occur by contact with water or food contaminated by the virus. Hepatitis B and C are spread by blood and serum-derived fluids and by direct contact with body fluids. Depending on the type of hepatitis involved, screening may be particularly recommended for persons who have traveled or worked in countries with high rates of infection, sexually active homosexual men, injecting and non-injecting illegal drug users, persons who work with infected primates in a laboratory setting, persons with chronic liver disease, persons with clotting disorders, blood bank and dialysis workers, dental hygienists, and other members of health care teams who come into contact with blood, body fluids or body tissue.
  • HIV Testing (54)
    LF-4900.2400

    HIV Testing

    LF-4900.2400

    Programs that offer HIV tests which are used to identify individuals who have been infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and are at risk for developing AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) or which are used to measure progression of the disease in people known to be infected. The most common HIV screening test is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA) which most frequently uses peripheral blood drawn from the arm or a finger as a sample, but can also be conducted using serum, oral fluids or urine. Repeatedly reactive EIA tests are confirmed using the Western blot or the immunofluorescence assay (IFA). The most common test that is used to measure disease progression is the PCR (polymeraise chain reaction) or viral load test. Many programs that provide HIV testing also provide pre-testing and post-test counseling which includes information about AIDS/HIV, reducing risks for HIV transmission, emotional support to help the individual deal with the testing process and test results, and information about and referral to other AIDS-related services.
  • Infertility Services (1)
    LJ-2000.3300

    Infertility Services

    LJ-2000.3300

    Programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services for people who have been unable to have children. A wide variety of procedures are available including the use of hormones or medication (fertility drugs) to stimulate egg/sperm production, assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization which involve retrieval of eggs and enhancement of eggs and/or sperm outside the body, embryo transfer (following in vitro fertilization or embryo donation), microsurgical procedures to improve the likelihood of embryo implantation in the uterus and embryo development, artificial insemination using the male partner's sperm or donor sperm, embryo donation, embryo/sperm cryopreservation and embryo adoption.
  • Postabortion Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.6500-670

    Postabortion Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-670

    Mutual support groups whose members are women who are experiencing unresolved feelings including remorse, grief, guilt or anger as a result of having an abortion and want to talk about their physical and emotional issues in a supportive setting that enables them to benefit from the insights and companionship of others who have struggled with the same issue. Groups that have a religious context may stress prayer, Bible study and forgiveness as the path to healing. Others strive to provide a neutral, non-political, non-religious environment in which participants are free to discuss the abortion experience without fear of judgment or rejection. The groups may be open only to women who have had an abortion or may include their male partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and others whose lives have been impacted by an abortion. Some groups also include women who are considering an abortion. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Prostitution Prevention (1)
    FN-1500.6400

    Prostitution Prevention

    FN-1500.6400

    Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation and enhance the ability of people to leave or avoid prostitution through a variety of educational interventions which may focus on children of various ages, parents, people who work with families, professionals who work with women and youth who are part of the commercial sex industry and/or survivors, law enforcement personnel, members of the judiciary, public officials, and/or the community at large. The programs may provide information about attitudes and myths related to prostitution and related issues, how young people and others are led into prostitution, profiles of pimps and recruiters, recruitment scenarios, risk behaviors and warning signs, the consequences and repercussions of prostitution, and available community resources.
  • Prostitution Related Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.4500-650

    Prostitution Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-650

    Mutual support groups whose members are young people, men and/or women who are involved in prostitution, phone sex, nude dancing, pornography or other aspects of the sex industry. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, recover from the effects of their former profession and put their lives back together.
  • Safe Houses (3)
    BH-1800.1500-750

    Safe Houses

    BH-1800.1500-750

    Networks of people who are willing to provide short or long-term shelter in private homes, places of worship or other facilities for individuals experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault survivors, undocumented people and others who are fleeing a dangerous or threatening situation and who have no other safe alternatives. These homes or facilities may also provide for the basic subsistence needs of residents including food, clothing and, in some cases, a variety of social services. Also included are organizations that refer people who are in need of this service to the nearest safe house.
  • Safer Sex Education (4)
    LJ-8000.8000

    Safer Sex Education

    LJ-8000.8000

    Programs that provide information regarding practices that reduce the risk of an individual contracting a disease, including AIDS, through sexual activity.
  • Sex Offender Counseling (2)
    RP-1400.8000-795

    Sex Offender Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-795

    Programs that provide voluntary or court-ordered individual or group counseling for people who have committed or are at risk of committing sexual offenses which may include rape or other sexual assault, nonfamilial child sexual assault, indecent exposure, or voyeurism, with the objective of eliminating violent and/or abusive behavior.
  • Sex Offender Registration/Community Notification (3)
    FN-1500.6250-800

    Sex Offender Registration/Community Notification

    FN-1500.6250-800

    Programs that seek to prevent released sex offenders from committing new crimes by requiring them to register with local law enforcement officials or other agencies maintaining a central sex offender registry; and/or by authorizing or requiring that probation and parole departments, law enforcement agencies, or prosecutor offices disseminate information about released offenders to the community at large, generally via flyers, community meetings or posting lists of offender names on the Internet.
  • Sexual Assault Counseling (11)
    RP-1400.8000-800

    Sexual Assault Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-800

    Programs that provide crisis, short-term and/or ongoing counseling for people who are coping with the emotional trauma of being forced to engage in sexual intercourse or other sexual acts without their consent. Included are military sexual trauma (MST) counseling programs offered by facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, which address the needs of veterans who have been traumatized by having experienced assault or repeated threatening sexual harassment which occurred while serving on active duty in the military. Counseling and support may be offered in a variety of settings and may include individual, conjoint, family and group therapy sessions for the survivor and/or significant others.
  • Sexual Assault Hotlines (5)
    RP-1500.1400-750

    Sexual Assault Hotlines

    RP-1500.1400-750

    Programs that provide immediate assistance for people who are survivors of rape, incest and other forms of sexual assault which may include steps to ensure the person's safety, short-term emotional support, information regarding the person's rights and alternatives, and referrals and/or accompaniment to resources for medical, legal and emotional needs, advocacy and other related services. Hotline staff are generally available via the telephone, email, live chat, texting and/or instant message (IM).
  • Sexual Assault Issues (2)
    YZ-8200

    Sexual Assault Issues

    YZ-8200

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of sexual assault.
  • Sexual Assault Prevention (3)
    FN-1500.8150

    Sexual Assault Prevention

    FN-1500.8150

    Programs that help people who may be vulnerable to rape, molestation or other forms of sexual assault become aware of the general precautions that can be taken to reduce the risk of becoming a victim, and the alternatives for handling the situation should they be approached or attacked.
  • Sexual Assault Treatment (3)
    LT-1750.7935

    Sexual Assault Treatment

    LT-1750.7935

    Programs that provide specialized medical care for adults and/or children who have been sexually assaulted. Treatment includes an examination for internal and external injuries, collection of physical evidence of the assault, and preventive care and/or treatment in case of venereal disease or pregnancy. Treatment is generally confidential and physical evidence of the assault is not shared with investigating authorities without the consent of the patient. Services are often provided by emergency room staff at a hospital or other health care facility and may include other crisis advocates/representatives.
  • Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups (9)
    PN-8100.0200-800

    Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been sexually assaulted or have experienced incest as a child, their spouses or partners, other family members and friends. The groups provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants recover from their ordeal and may be structured specifically for male and female sexual assault survivors; individuals who have been sexually abused by physicians, therapists, religious authority figures or other trusted individuals; or male and/or female adults and teens who experienced incest or were sexually exploited as children. Groups may also be offered for perpetrators of sexual assault, child molestation or other sex crimes. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Sexual Dysfunction (3)
    YF-5000.7600

    Sexual Dysfunction

    YF-5000.7600

    Disorders that are characterized by a persistent or recurring disturbance in the processes that constitute the sexual response cycle (desire, arousal, orgasm and resolution) or by pain associated with intercourse. Included are cases of dysfunction where there are identifiable organic factors such as illness or injury, substance abuse or medication, as well as conditions that are associated with mental disorders such as depression. Whether mainly due to physical or emotional causes, sexual dysfunctions can result in marked distress and/or interpersonal difficulty. Clinical judgments about the presence of a sexual dysfunction should take into account the individual's ethnic, cultural, religious and social background, all of which influence sexual desire, expectations and attitudes about performance.
  • Sexual Orientation Counseling (2)
    RP-1400.8000-805

    Sexual Orientation Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-805

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance for people who want to explore their sexual orientation in order to enable them to identify and feel comfortable with their orientation and the impact on their lives. Counseling and support may be offered in a variety of settings which may include individual and group counseling sessions and, if appropriate, conjoint and family counseling sessions with significant others.
  • Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-800

    Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsive sexual behavior and/or emotional attachments, and spouses, partners or other family members who are involved in relationships with individuals exhibiting this type of behavior. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants avoid destructive sexual behavior and achieve sexual sobriety; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Sexuality Counseling (1)
    RP-1400.8000-815

    Sexuality Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-815

    Programs that provide a wide variety of therapeutic interventions for individuals or couples who are unable to become involved in sexual relationships or whose sexual relationships are unsatisfying. Included are individual or group sessions for one or both partners, conjoint counseling and/or specialized sexual therapy programs which sensitize participants to sexual responsiveness through practicing sexual activity with their own or a surrogate partner.
  • Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education (1)
    LJ-8000

    Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education

    LJ-8000

    Programs that provide information about the physiological and emotional aspects of human sexuality including anatomy and physiology, puberty, pregnancy, birth control, sexually transmitted disease and the subsequent risk of infertility, menopause and the attitudes, feelings and behaviors that are related to sexuality for people of all ages.
  • Sexually Abused Children (12)
    YX-0500.8000

    Sexually Abused Children

    YX-0500.8000

    Individuals younger than age 18 who have been sexually assaulted by a family member, acquaintance or stranger or who have been subjected to sexual exploitation in the form of child prostitution or child pornography.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Control (2)
    JP-1500.1700-750

    Sexually Transmitted Disease Control

    JP-1500.1700-750

    Programs that control the occurrence of gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes and other diseases that are transmitted by sexual contact by monitoring the incidence of the disease in the general population, investigating individual outbreaks, and identifying and screening recent contacts of people who are infected to stop the spread of the disease.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening (139)
    LF-4900.8000

    Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening

    LF-4900.8000

    Programs that identify individuals who have contracted gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes or other diseases that are spread by sexual contact and diagnose their conditions. The procedure includes visual examinations, blood tests and analyses of discharge or samples taken from lesions.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment (87)
    LT-1750.8000

    Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment

    LT-1750.8000

    Programs that provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for people who have contracted gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes or another disease that is transmitted by sexual contact. Treatment usually involves an investigation of recent contacts of people who have been infected to stop the spread of the disease.
 
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