Specialized HIV/AIDS Care in Central PA

Welcome to OPT-IN For Life HIV/AIDS Specialized Care Services. This is a one-stop shop for information, education and comprehensive services. We are hoping to create a sense of community for those infected with HIV/AIDS and provide the tools necessary to establish that community. Also, we are here to provide you with up-to-date information and support in the area of HIV treatment and prevention. Feel free to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for our latest updates.

  • Thanksgiving Means Different Things to Different People

    What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Is it a traditional celebration started by the pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe in 1621? Is it having a day off from work? Is it watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade or sleeping through the big football game?

    For many, Thanksgiving is the one day per year we express thankfulness for our past, present and future possibilities. An opportunity to reflect with friends and family on just how blessed we are. Some individuals express their Thanksgiving …

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  • Take Care of Your Own Stuff

    It’s been a rough year for the National Football League. Several of its athletes including Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson are dealing with charges of domestic abuse. The NFL has been criticized for not taking abuse seriously enough, but while this may be true, if the domestic abuse conversation goes no further we have missed an opportunity address a serious problem.

    Abuse including physical, emotional, or sexual pass from generation to generation in families. Even if a person is not …

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  • A Reminder of How Powerful Depression Can Be

    Robin Williams’s suicide serves as yet another reminder of how powerful depression can be. It can trick even a successful person who seemed to have everything in the world into believing they would be better off dead. Over the past few days there has been lots of talk about the number of suicides in the United States and how many of those who choose to end their life were battling depression, but with depression death is not always as sudden as a suicide.

    Every once in a while we lose a …

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