Community Outreach

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The Southwest Center's team works to raise awareness about HIV and safer sex in our community. Check out our current outreach programs below!

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IGNITE Your Status

The IGNITE Your Status outreach project seeks to normalize the conversation and eliminate stigma around safer sex and HIV. You'll find IGNITE's diverse group of community leaders out and about distributing safer sex materials, volunteering at free HIV testing events, providing education & assistance with PrEP, and talking openly about safer sex, HIV, and STIs.

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The TEA Phoenix

The TEA Phoenix (Teaching, Empowering, and taking Action) is the Southwest Center's Mpowerment project serving gay and bi men of color under 30 in the Phoenix community. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, reach out to Andrew Rascon ( or click here to get in touch! Also, check out this flyer to see the TEA’s “Wish List” for donated items!