Need2Know is a campaign created by the HIV Prevention and Care Project (HPCP) at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and is part of our effort to assist the Pennsylvania Department of Health in combating HIV and other STDs in the Commonwealth.
Our goal is to provide sexual health information for at-risk communities in Pennsylvania.
Recent research regarding HIV infection rates in Pennsylvania shows specific groups of people (in addition to men who have sex with men) are at higher risk than the general population. At risk groups include people of color, older youth (20 to 24), and women. African American women are especially at risk.
The Need2Know campaign seeks to address those populations at risk, to provide resources and information that will help in reducing not only HIV rates and provide HIV care resources, but also help provide general sexual health information that often gets overlooked in the mainstream media.