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 & Syphillis Testing
Due the COVID-10 outbreak, in order to best protect those we serve, or who may be at risk, the prevention program will NOT be offering walk-in testing until further notice. We are now offering FREE at-home HIV test kits mailed discreetly to your door, or pick-up at the office by appointment. Text or call 207.749.6818 to make arrangements, and let us know if you would like us to include PrEP/PEP navigation information, safer sex supplies, linkage to testing for sexually transmitted infections, or syringe exchange services.
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
Frannie Peabody Center operates on a client-centered, risk reduction model, understanding that everyone’s needs are different. One of our prevention priorities is to make sure everyone is aware of their options so they can make an informed decision on what is best for them.
Adhering to life-saving HIV medications results in viral load suppression to the point at which the virus is no longer detectable. This not only improves quality of life, but also eliminates the risk of the HIV virus from transmitting, a key part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. To learn more about U=U, or Undetectable = Untransmittable, please click here.