There are a number of resources in San Diego County that can help you learn more about HIV, PrEP and accessing care including:
GayMensHealth.org is a website from Gay Men’s Health Services (GMHS), a program of Family Health Centers of San Diego. Gay Men’s Health Services provides HIV testing and treatment, STD symptom education, PrEP information and other health services in Central San Diego County. They can be contacted at 619.515.2300.
Be the Generation, is a PrEP and HIV treatment awareness program of the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. The Center provides HIV care and prevention services including mental health counseling and HIV testing. They can be contacted at 619-692-2077.
UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center (AVRC) provides educational resources and opportunities to access PrEP through research study participation. They can be reached by phone at 619.543.8080.
The North County LGBTQ Resource Center strives to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in North County with testing and education, and to enrich the lives of those who are affected by HIV/AIDS through support, counseling and advocacy. Confidential and free HIV/AIDS testing and counseling is provided every Wednesday and Friday at the North County LGBTQ Resource Center between 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. For more information about testing and counseling call (760) 994-1690.
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest provides comprehensive PrEP services including HIV testing, PrEP and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. Appointments can be made directly from their website or by calling 1-888-743-7526.
HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch of the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency provides an array of information and services. From HIV testing and prevention services to HIV care, the County is a resource for information on PrEP and other HIV related services. Call the PrEP navigator for more information or to schedule an appointment at 619.692.6621.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. The CDC is a sound, reliable resource for information on PrEP and HIV.
Connect, a program of the Vista Community Clinic, offers HIV testing, STD education, PrEP counseling and other health services for people living with HIV in North County San Diego County. They can be contacted at 760-631-5000 ext. 7000.