Welcome to HIV/STD Outreach, Prevention, and Education (HOPE), a trusted place where you can connect to experts, friends and other people just like you to get the real 411 on staying safe and having fun.

Who are we?

We are a team of health educators and researchers from YOUR Center, Genesee County Health Department, and the Prevention Research Center of Michigan at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Along with many of our other community partners, we are working to reduce the disparities in sexually transmitted diseases among young African Americans in Flint and Genesee County.

What is HOPE Online?

The HOPE website offers an interactive online community for young adults living in Genesee County to share information about healthy positive sexuality. The website includes a blog, discussion forum, and information about sex and STI prevention. We also have provided links to local resources and services. For information about privacy and confidentiality, please review our Terms of Service.

About the HOPE Project

The HOPE Project is a collaboration between the Prevention Research Center of Michigan, Genesee County Health Department and YOUR Center. The aim of the HOPE Project is to reduce the rates of HIV and STDs among 18-24 year old African-Americans in Genesee County, Michigan. The HOPE Project supports open-communication for conversations on sex, respect for confidentiality among peers, research integrity, and a non-biased outlook on positive, healthy sexuality regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, gender, or ethnicity. The HOPE Project is a community based participatory research project and is funded through a grant from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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