June 8th is National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

Please click the post link to view images! Visit this website for the holiday for more information and to help raise awareness! From the website: “The annual Caribbean-American Health/AIDS Awareness Day was created to provide Caribbean-Americans with resources, HIV/AIDS health Read More …

Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day!

  According to AIDS.gov: “National Transgender HIV Testing Day is a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people. The initiative encourages Read More …

The Impact of Magic Johnson and What has Happened Since He Announced His Status

We continue to celebrate Black History Month! The first article on this page discusses the impact Magic Johnson’s announcement that he had HIV had on one of the editors, who recalls it as a pivotal moment in her life. Here Read More …

Six Disparities Highlighting the Necessity of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February is Black History Month. February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This article from The Body highlights six disparities that make this day necessary. We must educate ourselves and others in an effort to end them! From the article: Read More …

Caring Communities

Caring Communities For AIDS Wilkes-Barre PA location is a non-profit, community-based AIDS Service Organization (ASO). Originally, in 1991, our agency began as an informal, grassroots organization in response to the local HIV/AIDS need. The organization, located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania  was Read More …

Pennsylvania STD Program

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES PROGRAM The primary mission of the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program is the prevention of and the intervention in the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Through implementation of the Program’s core functions: the management of STD service Read More …

What We Do

Every day, we spend our time fighting disease and helping others to be free of, or manage, STDs including HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and Chlamydia. We have a variety of services and programs available to communities in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania Read More …

What People Are Saying

“I’ve tested for HIV and other diseases at Caring Communities and their staff has always made me feel at ease.  I was very grateful to this agency for their expertise in the field of STD testing.”  – J. D. “Caring Read More …