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HISTORY

Arkansas RAPPS is a 501(c)3, community based organization that provides HIV-prevention training, HIV and Hepatitis C screenings, access to care and treatment options, health services navigation, and events to encourage destigmatization of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

Our name reflects our goal to “Reach, Affirm, Positive, Progressive, Systems.” We are determined to address structural and environmental inequality to support Arkansans who are at greatest risk of HIV infection.

Furthermore, we recognize that according to the Centers for Disease Control, over 50% of individuals living with HIV are now 55 years or older, and we must be prepared to address issues faced by long-term survivors. We leverage the latest scientific research to prevent, treat, and address the social determinants of health.

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VISION

We envision a future where new HIV infections in Arkansas are eliminated and all residents have access to health education, screenings, advocacy and care services.

MISSION

Our mission is to close gaps in access to comprehensive care, to destigmatize sexual wellness and to promote overall holistic well-being. 

VALUES

  1. Unity

  2. Strength

  3. Hope

  4.  Together we are linked in life and death

TEAM

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Cornelius Mabin

Executive Director

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Carl Jackson

Peer Navigator

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Rahem White

Health Navigator

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