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.

  • #whocanyoutell

    I recently attended the International Conference on Stigma at Howard University #whocanyoutell . After spending just a few short hours listening to people talk about their lives and experiences, I was reminded how stigmatizing we are to one another. HIV is a human condition; and, we are all affected by it. Since we are all human, doesn’t that mean we all bear a responsibility in ending its stigma? Perhaps if everyone could keep an open mind and heart….. So I ask you, what are you …

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  • 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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