Learn About Vermont Cares

Free HIV Testing
Free HIV Testing
Vermont CARES offers Rapid HIV testing. The test is anonymous and uses an oral swab, not a blood draw. The Rapid HIV test gives accurate results in 20 minutes and is absolutely free.
Syringe Exchange
Syringe Exchange
As part of CARES’ on-going commitment to harm reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, we began offering syringe exchange services out of our St. Johnsbury office.
Join the fight!
Join the fight!
Vermont CARES depends on volunteers to support many of the programmatic, fundraising, and administrative functions of our work. You can help with any of these functions.
Support Us
Support Us
There are many ways to support Vermont CARES. Click here to make a donation with your credit card online with Network For Good or through PayPal. Your contribution is important!

Vermont Cares Events Calendar

Make a donation on December 1st & enter the chance to win amazing prizes
Tuesday, December 1, at ONLINE & PHONE, All over Vermont
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Friday, December 11, at Burlington Town Center, Burlington
Saturday, March 5, at Essex Resort & Spa, Essex Junction
Be a Champ. Do the Ride.
Saturday, June 11, at Oakledge Park , Burlington

Latest on Vermont Cares Blog


Our 2015 Annual Report is here!

In the next couple of weeks, you will be receiving a copy of our annual report. In the meantime you can enjoy the electronic version…

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Tickets for the 2016 Live and Silent Auction are on sale now. This is going to be an amazing Auction full of surprises and the…

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Volunteers Needed for Gift Wrapping this holiday season!

If you like to wrap presents and if you love Christmas,  this is the perfect opportunity for you. Join us at the Burlington Town Center from…

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Thank you all for an amazing 2015 AIDS Walk!

Vermont CARES would like to thank everyone involved in the 2015 AIDS Walk! The Walk was a complete success and we raised $ 7000. Thank…

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Join The Vermont CARES team!

Vermont CARES has the following job openings: Program Director, HIV Services Full time management level position. MSW strongly preferred. Seeking a strong manager with excellent…

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The Importance of Syringe Exchange Programs

The HIV outbreak in Indiana has opened the doors for syringe exchange programs (SEPs). The State of Indiana has decided to allow SEPs as an…

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2015 AIDS Walk sponsors

UVM Medical Center, Bluebird BBQ, Rainbow Woods Campground and Green Mountain Cabaret

Vermont CARES would like to thank UVM Medical Center, Bluebird BBQ, Rainbow Woods Campground and Green Mountain Cabaret for their support to the 2015 AIDS…

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Join the Vermont CARES team:

For more information or to send a resume contact Peter Jacobsen at peter@vtcares.org  

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World Hepatitis Day

Worldwide 400 million people are living with hepatitis B or C. Every year 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis and yet all of these…

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Glitter & Duck Tape Presents: Our Favorites!

  Glitter & Duct Tape is hosting its first show!!!!!! They are going to bring some of their best to the stage to showcase their favorite numbers for…

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Vermont CARES talks about syringe exchange with Seven Days.

Our Executive Director Peter Jacobsen and Rutland Regional Coordinator Mary Katherine Charbonneau  took Seven Days on a tour around our Rutland syringe exchange. Click on the…

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Croquet & Cocktails is 3 weeks away!

Do not forget that Croquet & Cocktails is only 3 weeks away, so purchase your tickets and enjoy a great afternoon with great food and…

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Dear Vermont CARES Supporters, Vermont CARES is so excited to have a brand new website. This is the portal for everything you need to know…

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Saturday, Nov 24th 5pm – “Night Thoughts” in Montpelier

We are very grateful for this Saturday’s concert, at the Bethany Church at 115 Main Street in Montpelier, performed by Vermont native pianist Adam Tendler….

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Job opening at Vermont Cares: Development Director

Vermont CARES is hiring! Come join our terrific team, with a position based out of Burlington, Vermont. Details and how to apply: Development Director: Full…

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Possible risk to HIV housing: Sequestration in 2013

Many AIDS advocates around the country have written over the past week about the impending consequences – as yet avoidable – of the federal budget…

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HIV treatment as prevention tool

New data has been released suggesting that HIV treatment is one of the single most effective tools for slowing the spread of HIV – with…

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Rapid HIV testing available soon at home

While Vermont CARES certainly lauds new tools for Vermonters to get tested for HIV, we also remain strong advocates for the counseling, conversation, and risk…

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Medication may protect HIV-negative individuals from infection

Last week, the FDA approved a long-used HIV-fighting medication, Truvada, as a new HIV prevention tool. This is a major shift toward the medicalization of…

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HIV rates lowered by syringe exchange

Over the years, we have posted whatever data we could find about the effectiveness of Syringe Exchange Programs (SEP’s) in reducing HIV rates among people…

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Testing Centers Near You


Address: 187 Saint Paul Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Testing Hours: each Monday from 16:00 to 18:00
Contact phone: 1-800-649-2437

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Address: 29 Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
Testing Hours: each Wednesday from 14:00 to 17:00pm
Contact phone: 1-802-371-6222

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St. Johnsbury

Address: 1091 Hospital Drive, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819
Testing Hours: each Thursdays from 14:00 to 16:00
Contact phone: 1-802-748-9061

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Address: 1 Scale Avenue, Rutland, VT
Testing Hours: First and third Wednesdays of the month from 13:00 to 15:00
Contact phone: 1-802-775-5884

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Vermont Cares Partners

Almartin Volvo
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Fletcher Allen
National Life Group
People’s United Bank
Rite Aid
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Sneakers Bistro
Stephen & Burns
Wow Toyz
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