Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

TENNESSEE: Street Works Launches Project UNO to Combat HIV, AIDS in Nashville


Out & About (Nashville) (01.28.13)

Nashville’s Street Works has begun a new program with a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration called Project UNO, which stands for “U. New. Outstanding.” According to UNO Project Coordinator David Long, Project UNO will serve young gay men dealing with substance abuse addiction, and will focus particularly on HIV prevention as well as care of people with HIV/AIDS. The project also educates HIV-negative men on wellness and prevention to ensure a strong life. Program participants will take part in sober social networking and journaling to strengthen their lives. Project UNO will monitor all clients for six months, encouraging them to concentrate on five fundamental factors to successfully move forward with their lives: sobriety, strength, status, self-purpose, and safety. Long identifies and recruits clients through a variety of locations, such as colleges, the Internet, and social club settings, and develops and oversees treatment plans for all clients. Project UNO also strives to educate the greater community by asking the community, especially the churches, to emphasize that gay men should not be demeaned due to their sexuality. Street Works provides Nashville with prevention, education, and care to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. For more information about Street Works and Project UNO, visit, or call their 24-hour help line at (615) 259–7676.


Copyright © 2013 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.

Information in this article was accurate in January 29, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.