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Living with HIV and Aging Awareness

On September 18, Cempa Community Care joins people and organizations around the world in recognizing National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This day highlights the many complex issues related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for aging populations living in the United States. People living with HIV/AIDS who are older than 50 face many complications.…

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STEP TN Provides Overdose Awareness + Education at Cempa

“Overdose” sounds like an ugly term — but an overdose doesn’t always mean someone has died. Experiencing an overdose means someone’s drug dosage is over a typical amount. Through Cempa Community Care’s STEP TN program, individuals have access to a syringe and needle exchange program, as well as life-saving medications to reverse an overdose.  Founded…

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Cempa Brings Mobile COVID-19 Testing to Underserved Neighborhoods and Rural Areas in Chattanooga

Cempa Community Care has been fighting infectious diseases since the organization’s inception 34 years ago. When COVID-19 started to affect people in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and the surrounding region, Cempa’s leadership team jumped into action. People impacted by COVID-19 in the Chattanooga region have made headlines, from the most affected zip codes to individuals who…

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Cempa Celebrates Pride Month + Dining Out For Life

Cempa Community Care remains committed to providing equal and equitable access to healthcare and support services, including in marginalized communities. We’re committed to supporting the LGBTQ communities in all the work we do. Join Cempa Community Care in celebrating Pride Month this June.  Pride Month celebrations in 2019 marked 50 years since the 1969 Stonewall…

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Make Time for Mental Health Awareness

Millions of people are affected by mental health and behavioral health issues every year. One in five adults in the U.S. struggles with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). During May, Cempa Community Care and its healthcare providers recognize Mental Health Awareness month to end the stigma around mental…

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Get Tested + Know the Facts: April Is STI Awareness Month

Sexually transmitted diseases are surging across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have sharply increased since 2013. Nearly 20 million new STI infections are reported annually, and half of all new STIs are diagnosed in people younger than 25. While…

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