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Targeted Expansion Project for Outreach and Treatment (TEPOT)

965 Mission Street, Suite 325
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone (415) 541-9285 x218
Fax (415) 541-9986

Program Manager: Anne Morris, Ph. D.
Principal Investigator: Tooru Nemoto, Ph. D.

The Targeted Expansion Project for Outreach and Treatment, or Project TEPOT is funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for 5 years to expand HIV/AIDS and substance abuse outreach and treatment services into Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties.

The project targets Asian and Pacific Islander populations in high risk situations for HIV/AIDS and substance abuse: women CSWs (commercial sex workers); and MSMs (men who have sex with men), as well as other APIs at high risk for HIV and substance abuse. The Project TEPOT outreach team works closely with pre-existing AARS adult and youth programs in each county.

The multi-component Project TEPOT provides HIV/AIDS prevention education services to populations in high risk situations, education and training to AARS staff and clients for all 3 counties. Prevention services focus on clients in high risk situations by providing ongoing support to reduce HIV risk, and comprehensive service linkage, including substance abuse services. The education component for AARS staff and clients provides sensitivity training and HIV education, in order to enhance overall program capacity when working with these populations, and to promote an inclusive treatment environment.

Project TEPOT is a collaboration with the University of California atSan Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies/Health Studies for People of Color.

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