The Wayne Fette HIV Testing & Prevention Program
Wayne Fette was an early and longstanding supporter and advocate for HIV/AIDS services, offering one of the first venues for free HIV testing in Ogunquit, Maine. He also proudly flew the first rainbow flag in Ogunquit, Maine, in recognition of LGBTQ rights. Wayne always made a point to contribute to and participate in charitable events, raising awareness and funds for critical services, including Ogunquit’s Spirit of Giving and The Southern Maine AIDS Walk. He was on various boards including GLAD (Boston) and the Youth Enrichment Center at Hilton-Winn Farm. Our community fondly remembers his smile, warmth and generosity, and we are honored to name the Prevention Program in his memory.
HIV & Hepatitis C Testing
Frannie Peabody Center offers free, confidential rapid HIV and Hepatitis C Testing. Our prevention staff are certified by the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, and use FDA-approved rapid testing technology.
Walk-in Testing Wednesdays 2-pm
30 Danforth St. Suite 309, Portland
Condoms & Risk Reduction
Need Condoms? Questions about HIV and STI transmission and risk? Give us a call! Our prevention staff are trained to answer your questions and refer you to community services and providers that you may need.
Targeted Expanded Self-Testing For Maine
Frannie Peabody Center is proud to partner with organizations throughout Maine for the distribution of free HIV self-test kits. These tests are available at our partner sites, community events, and can be ordered individually and mailed discreetly by clicking the button below. Your participation in the accompanying survey helps us guide services and expand opportunities for free testing services.
The distribution of HIV self-test kits by Frannie Peabody Center is a project of: Enhancing Community Capacity to Support HIV Self-Testing supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $148,757 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, CDC/HHS or the U.S. Government.
The public funding we receive is for services and education for the highest-risk populations. However, we consider it an important part of our work to provide education and testing for those who want to know how to protect themselves from HIV. These activities are supported solely by fundraising.
Community HIV education is available to employers, schools, community organizations, religious groups, and other agencies. Frannie Peabody Center provides a comprehensive presentation that includes health promotion topics and information about counseling and testing. We will work with you to adapt the presentation to meet the needs of your group.
To schedule a speaker for your group contact Prevention at 207.619.8013
Partnerships in Outreach
Frannie Peabody Center partners with Maine Access Immigrant Network and Wabanaki Public Health & Wellness to effectively reach a diverse set of communities in Maine with HIV prevention services. Click on their logos below to learn more about the important services they provide.
The Three Letters Podcast with host Ren Morrill takes a frank, but engaging look at current state of the HIV/AIDS. Loosely structured around the 13 National HIV Awareness Days, Ren interviews a variety of guests from activists to clinicians to academics to policy makers to feature unique perspectives on the past, present, and future of AIDS.