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EAST BAY HIV/AIDS RESOURCES

  • African American HIV Support
    (enter zip code for services or HIV testing near you)
    Website:  http://www.blackaids.org/
  • AIDS/HIV/HCV Nightline
    415.434.AIDS (2437) or 800.628.9240
    www.hivnightline.org
    Provides emotional support, information and referrals to people with concerns about HIV and hepatitis C when other agencies are closed: 5 PM to 5 AM every night.
  • AIDS Project East Bay
    Website:  www.apeb.org
  • Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA)  
    Website: www.bcoa.org
    The Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA) focuses on reducing disparities in the Black community, particularly the spread of HIV/AIDS. BCA strives to achieve this focus by providing health and wellness services including, but not limited to, housing, education, advocacy, health case management and other health-promoting activities. BCA has been a pioneer since 1986 in providing health education, advocacy and services to San Francisco’s Black community. We have accumulated the depth and breadth of experience to serve the local community as health and outreach needs continue to evolve. Join us. Get involved. See what we have to offer to help you maximize your health and wellness.
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)  
    C/O AIDS Project Of The East Bay
    499 Fifth Street, #306  
    Oakland, CA 94607
    Ph: 510-451-5353
    Email: bill@alrp.org
    Provides legal assistance to HIV+ individuals. ALRP is the only institution in the San Francisco Bay Area whose entire mission is dedicated to providing free and low-cost legal assistance and education on virtually any civil matter to persons living with HIV/AIDS. This includes such widely disparate areas as housing, employment, insurance, confidentiality matters, family law, credit, government benefits or public accommodations, to name just a few. This is accomplished through either direct representation of clients by one of ALRP's five attorneys or by careful placement of clients with one of ALRP's 700 panel  attorneys. Hours:  Oakland office open on Mondays and Wednesdays. See San Fran. for other hours.
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center
    730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
    Phone:  415/292-3400
    Website:  www.apiwellness.org
    Provides HIV Care Services Program for HIV positive Asians and Pacific Islanders. Does case management services, has a free clinic and support groups.
  • Berkeley Free Clinic—City Men’s Health Collective
    2339 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA
    510/344-0425
    Website: www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org
    Providing STD testing and treatment for all men , regardless of sexual orientation.  Please note BFC is only available by phone Sundays  4-7 pm.  There is recorded information at all other times.   For info on times of services visit their website.
  • Black Coalition on AIDS, Inc. 
    2800 3rd St., San Francisco, CA 94107
    Phone:  415/615-9945
    Website:  www.bcoa.org;
    Email:  bcoa@bcoa.org
    Street outreach, peer-led HIV/AIDS support and prevention education services to youth 18+.
  • Body Electric
    www.Bodyelectric.org
    Weekend workshops, week-long retreats, classes to help people experience the potential of healers of self and others through touch, conscious breath and honoring the body’s wisdom.
  • Center for Human Development
    (925) 687-8844
    The Center for Human Development’s Empowerment Program provides education, social support, and leadership opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth age 22 and under. LGBTQ youth and their straight allies design, plan, and carry out HIV prevention outreach, social activities, and workshops for their peers. Other programs of the Center for Human Development focus on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention; conflict resolution; youth development; community organizing; and parenting.
  • The Community Health Empowerment--Contra Costa County Needle Exchange Program
    Phone:  510-236-8122
    Website:  http://cchealth.org/services/hiv_aids/
    One-for-one syringe exchange program for injection drug users to receive clean syringes,
    condoms, and harm reduction information. Sometimes their needle exchange schedule changes. You may Call (510) 236-8122 to confirm days and locations.
    • Mondays, 6-8 PM @ Richmond 500 “B” St. between Barrett & Richmond Parkway
    • Tuesdays, 6-8 PM @ Bay Point Pittsburg Baptist Church, 2586 Willow Pass Road (parking lot)
    • Wednesdays, 6-8 PM @ North Richmond, 1090 Factory Street, North Richmond  (cross street is 7th Street)
    • Thursdays, 6-8 PM @ Pittsburg, 385 Central Avenue (cross street is Solari Street)
  • Contra Costa Health Services—HIV & AIDS Programs
    Phone:  925/313-6771; Toll Free: 1-800-287-0200
    http://cchealth.org/services/hiv_aids/
    The AIDS Program offers care and support services for people with HIV/AIDS and education and prevention services for those at risk for HIV. They also offer HIV testing services via a mobile van at scheduled locations in the community.
    • Prevention Case Management: Case Management services for people who are more vulnerable to contracting HIV.  It focuses on building understanding and skills about factors that influence people’s ability to stay HIV free or transmit  HIV.  Call: 925/313-6771 for Information.
    • Nurse Case Management: A Public Health Nurse and a Medical Social Worker work as a team to provide case management services to people with disabling HIV or AIDS. Our goal is to assist clients in remaining independent and at home as long as safely possible. The case managers coordinate services including medical care, attendant care, nutritional counseling, mental health and substance abuse services, and home delivered meals. Call 925/313-6771 for information.
    • Early Intervention Services:
      • WOMEN’S EARLY INTERVENTION Pittsburg Health Clinic 2311 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg, CA 94856 (925) 313-6958
      • LA CLINICA 335 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, CA 94565 (925) 431-1256
      • CENTER FOR HEALTH IN NORTH RICHMOND Our team’s Public Health Nurses and Medical Social Workers also provide clinic-based services at the Center for Health in North Richmond, including linkages to case management, counseling, education and prevention services, assistance with partner notification and access to medical care.
      • INTAKE AND REFERRALS Our Intake Coordinator serves as a centralized source of information and referral for HIV+ people in Contra Costa County. He refers clients countywide to case management services at community based organizations or the Health Department programs listed below:
        • Short Term Assistance Medical Social Workers assist people with HIV by addressing their most immediate needs and  connecting them with ongoing case management services.
        • Prevention with Positives (PWP) A program to help people with HIV make a plan to prevent transmission of HIV to others, while maintaining their own health.
        • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Assistance with payment for drugs that treat HIV disease. To be eligible for ADAP, a person must be HIV +, a California resident over the age of 18, have limited or no  prescription benefits, and meet financial guidelines.
        • Partner Counseling and Referral Services Support for disclosing HIV status to partners. Service coaches clients on how to tell their partners themselves or how to notify selected partners without disclosing client identity. For information, or assistance in partner notification, contact 925-313-6793. For these services and referral to other community services for HIV positive individuals, including: mental health counseling, substance use services coordination, food, case management, housing assistance, emergency assistance, benefits counseling and more, contact (925) 313-6771.
        • TEENAGE PROGRAM (TAP) Richmond TAP Office (510) 231-8660 Teen Clinic Appointments 1(866) 282-TEEN TAP is a comprehensive program designed to address the physical, social, and emotional concerns of Contra Costa County youth. Services include health education presentations in high school settings, teen clinic navigator program, youth development, and mentoring projects. Trained Health Facilitators and Health Educators provide high school classroom presentations on a variety of health and wellness topics, including HIV/AIDS.
  • Familias Unidas
    (510) 412-5930
    www.familias-unidas.org/
    Familias Unidas conducts a wide spectrum of programs, primarily for the Latino community. Specific HIV prevention services for men who have sex with men are available. Other services are available for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • The Genard AIDS Foundation
    Website:  www.genard.org
    Email: support @genard.org
    Helpline: 925-943-AIDS (2437)
    1630 North Main St #102,
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    The Genard AIDS Foundation provides services, support and education to people in Contra Costa County with HIV/AIDS, their families and loved ones, as they move through the trauma of living with HIV/AIDS, thereby providing them with the capacity to face death with dignity and peace.  Services include hospice volunteers, respite care, symptom management, home based care and financial assistance (individual grants requested by case manager, physicians and patient advocates ($100-1,000.00).
  • HIV/AIDS Services Resources
    Positive Resource Guide by Alameda County. 
    (Select HIV/AIDS services in A to Z search): http://www.acphd.org/ , or Website: http://www.acphd.org/AXBYCZ/Admin/DataReports/00_resourcedir2008_complete.pdf
  • La Clinica De La Raza     
    1450 Fruitvale Avenue, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94601
    Ph: 510-535-4000
    Fax: 510-535-4189
    www.laclinica.org/
    Health clinic and AIDS services to the Latino/a community
    More Info : La Clinica de la Raza exists to improve the quality of life and health status of Alameda County's medically indigent and ethnic communities. It is committed to provision of affordable health services to all persons regardless of their ability to pay, in a manner sensitive to the cultural patterns of the Latino community and of all other ethnic groups. La Clinica recognizes the total well-being of the patient population by considering the social, economic, mental, and physical health needs of patients. It also is committed to advocacy for a more humane and effective health care system. The aim of the HIV Outreach Team is to provide risk-reduction supplies and education to people who are not receiving services through the current health care system, including people living on the streets.
    Services provided:
    • La Clinica provides comprehensive primary care, including medical, dental, and eye care, health education, nutrition, social services support, in-patient care, mental health, laboratory, pharmacy, X-ray, and HIV testing services.
    • Community Health Education Department provides education to community groups, and includes education on sexual diversity. The HIV Outreach Team provides AIDS/HIV education and prevention services, including the following: Distribution of free safer-sex materials (including condoms, dams, and lubricants) and other risk-reduction supplies (including bleach, alcohol pads, cottons, and literature).
    • Street group education, and intensive workshops on various topics related to HIV.
    • Referrals to HIV Antibody Testing Sites and health clinics.
    • Support groups, including a group for Latino men who are gay or bisexual and HIV-positive or living with AIDS.
    • Intensive one-on-one education about any topic related to Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
    • HIV counseling, in Spanish, English, and Ethiopian.
    • Starting an activity group for Latino queens.
  • Latino HIV Support Services
    (Alameda, Contra Costa & Solano Counties)
    Website:  http://www.laclinica.org/
  • Needle Exchange Programs in Berkeley   
    Phone:  510/678-8563
    Website: www.berkeleyneed.org/
  • Neighborhood House of North Richmond
    (510) 235-9780
    Neighborhood House provides HIV/AIDS education and neighborhood outreach to substance users in the Richmond community.
  • Pacific Center for Human Growth    
    2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705           
    Phone:  510/548-8283
    Website:  www.pacificcenter.org
    Email:  info@pacificcenter.org
    HIV Testing, contact HIV Program Manager Aaron Testard - (510) 548-828. X240; HIV Positive Therapy Group; and Positive Directions: HIV Individual & Group Counseling, and Support Groups.
  • Pittsburg Pre-School and Community Council (PSCC)
    (925) 439-2061
    The Pittsburg Pre-School and Community Council (PSCC) specializes in providing HIV education, outreach, testing, and case management for women, men who have sex with men, and substance users in East Contra Costa.
  • Planned Parenthood
    Website: www.plannedparenthood.org
    PPSD offers a full range of reproductive health services. HIV group education services for youth, particularly at-risk youth, are available. A Resource Center in the Concord office houses videos, pamphlets, fact sheets and other useful information available for public use.
  • Positive Resource Center
    415.777.0333;
    www.positiveresource.org
    Through culturally appropriate counseling, education and advocacy, assists people who are affected by or at risk for HIV/AIDS in making informed choices that maximize available benefits and employment opportunities.  (Benefits counseling only for SF County Residents—Employment Services also for Contra Costa Residents.)
  • Rainbow Community Center   
    3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
    Phone:  925/692-0090
    Website:  www.rainbowcc.org
    Email:  rcc@rainbowcc.org
    Men’s HIV Support Group; Kind Hearts Program (food bank & brown bag distribution); HIV Testing.
  • Rainbow Flag Health Services And Sperm Bank    
    933 Central Ave
    Alameda, CA 94501-
    Ph: 510-521-7737
    Email: leland@gayspermbank.com
    Specialty: Health Sperm bank serving the g/l community in SF. Fresh inseminations with known donors.

  • SF BAY AREA HIV/AIDS RESOURCES

  • HIV Vaccine Trials   
    LGBT Center--San Francisco
    Ph: 415/339-STOP
    Website: www.helpfighthiv.org/vaccinetrials.htm
    PREPARE will test whether a common HIV drug can safely prevent HIV-negative gay/bi men from getting infected. Study participants recieve free testing and counseling for HIV and other STDs, and $50 a visit.
  • The Last Drag   
    PREPARE San Francisco
    Ph: 415/554/8888
    Website: www.lastdrag.org
    The Last Drag offers free smoking cessation classes for LGBT and HIV+ smokers. Quit smoking in a confidential and supportive group setting. Register online at our Web site, or at the phone number above.
  • Bay Positives
    701 Oak Street
    San Francisco, CA
    Phone: 415/487-1616
    Website: baypositives.org
    Peer-run for LGBT youth 26 and under living with HIV/AIDS.  Support, case management, counseling, housing assistance, drop-in group, social and recreational events.
  • City Clinic
    356 7th Street,
    SF, CA
    Phone: 415/487-550
    Website: www.cityclinic.org
    City Clinic is a speciality clinic shich has been providing diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to the San Francisco community since 1933.  The clinic is the City’s only municipal STD clinic and provides confidential, low cost, convenient drop-in services to all people over the age of 12, regardless of their ability to pay.   Their staff speaks English,Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog.
  • Dimensions (Castro-Mission Health Center Office)
    3850 17th St., (between Sanchez & Noe Sts.),
    San Francisco, CA
    Phone:  415/487-7589
    Comprehensive health services for Queer and Questioning Youth.  Drop-in or make an appointment.  Open on Thursday from 5-8:00.
  • Healing Waters
    415.552.1190;
    www.hwaters.org
    Provides wilderness activities for men, women and teenagers living with HIV/AIDS, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, camping and a summer camp for HIV+ teenagers.
  • Health Initiatives For Youth (HIFY)
    235 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA  94104
    Phone:  415/274-1970
    HIFY creates publications and resource materials and facilitates workshops and trainings for youth and the providers that work with them on a variety of youth and health topics, such as body image, sexuality, STIs and HIV, substance use, self-esteem and mental health, relationships, and violence.
  • Huckleberry Street Youth Clinic   
    555 Cole St., San Francisco, CA 94117
    Phone:  415/751-8181
    Provides comprehensive health services to youth 12-21.  Services include primary medical care, confidential HIV testing on Thursdays from 2-6:00, case management, mental health, and peer health education.
  • Magnet
    4155 18th Street, SF
    415/581-1600
    Website: www.magnetsf.org
    A unique approach to gay ment’s total health-body and mind.  A new health clinic, aimed at addressing the priorities of local queers.
  • Positive Resource Center
    415.777.0333;
    www.positiveresource.org
    Through culturally appropriate counseling, education and advocacy, assists people who are affected by or at risk for HIV/AIDS in making informed choices that maximize available benefits and employment opportunities.  (Benefits counseling only for SF County Residents—Employment Services also for Contra Costa Residents.)
  • Project Inform (AIDS Treatment) 
    Website:  www.projectinform.org
    Project Inform is one of the best sources of information for treatment options and  treatment advocacy relating to HIV/AIDS.
  • Project Open Hand
    Delivered meals for the homebound, HIV, Cancer, etc.
    Website:  www.openhand.org
  • San Francisco Sex Information Website
    415/989-SFSI (7374)
    Website: WWW.SFSI.ORG
    Free Information and referral switchboard providing anonymous, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex.  Questions about fisting, BDSM, STD’s.  SFSI can answer them all.
  • St. James Infirmary
    1372 Mission St, SF CA
    415/554-8494
    Providing compassionate and non-judgmental comprehensive continuum of health care and social services for all sex workers.

NATIONAL HIV/AIDS RESOURCES

  • Latino Commission on AIDS Website
    Provides information on HIV/AIDS as it directly pertains to the Latino community. Information includes services, programs, coalitions, trainings etc.
    www.latinoaids.org
  • Lambda Legal
    A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
    www.lambdalegal.org
  • National Association of People with AIDS
    www.napwa.org/
  • National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project
    Provides current, accurate information related to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C & B treatments, publishes data on new and experimental drugs, side- effects management, women & HIV related issues and conferences.
    www.natap.org
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has many resources for building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for HIV and mental or  substance use disorders.
    www.samhsa.gov
  • Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), Inc. and Positively Aware Magazine
    TPAN’s mission is to empower people living with HIV through peer-led programming, support services, information and advocacy.
    www.tpan.com
  • Women Alive
    A treatment focused, non-profit organization by and for women living with HIV/AIDS.
    www.women-alive.org
  • NATIONAL HIV/AIDS FAITH BASED RESOURCES
    Faith Based Resources are essential partners in this fight to end HIV/AIDS! These resources aid in the reduction of the stigma placed on this disease by those who see HIV/AIDS as a moral issue and not a health issue. Here are just a few websites, days of interest and services provided by the Faith Community:
    • The Balm In Gilead, Inc
      701 East Franklin StreetSuite 1000
      Richmond, VA 23219
      804-644-2256 (BALM)
      804-644-2257 fax
      888/225-6243 (toll free)
      www.balmingilead.org
    • National Catholic AIDS Network
      1400 W. Devon Ave #502
      Chicago, Il 60660773
      508-7080 (office)
      773 508-7083 (fax)
      Info@ncan.org or www.ncan.org
    • National Episcopal AIDS Coalition
      520 Clinton AvenueBrooklyn,
      NY 11238
      718-857-9445
      800 588-6628
      neac@neac.org

HIV ANTIBODY TESTING

  • Hivtest.org
    Helps you to find an HIV testing site near you and provides national HIV testing resources. It is a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    www.hivtest.org
  • African American HIV Testing & Support
    (enter zip code for services or HIV testing near you)
    Website:  http://www.blackaids.org/
  • Alameda County Free HIV Test Sites
    Phone:  800/448-2999 (English & Spanish)
    Website:  http://www.acphd.org/AXBYCZ/Admin/DataReports/07_resourcedir2008_hiv_testing.pdf
  • The California HIV/AIDS Hotline
    Phone:  800/448-2299
    Website:  www.aidshotline.org
    California HIV/AIDS Hotline can provide current information about anonymous HIV antibody test sites (in English and Spanish).
  • The Contra Costa County Mobile HIV Testing and Counseling
    Phone:  800/287-0200
    Website:  http://cchealth.org/services/hiv_aids/
    Anonymous & Confidential HIV Testing and Counseling.
    Public Health Testing is available through the AIDS Program, and STD Clinic.
    • OraQuick Rapid Testing is available at some locations. Call (925) 313-6771 for site information.
      • Locations & DatesMonday (3rd)
        • Home Depot11939 San Pablo , Richmond9:30—11:30Every Tuesday
        • Todos Santos PlazaWillow Pass Road, Concord10—2:30 p.m.Every Wednesday
        • Salvation Army Parking Lot20 W. 10th Street, Antioch2— 3:30 p.m.Friday (1st only)
    • STD Clinic offers confidential testing for HIV and other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases).Call for an appointment at (800) 479-9664.
  • Neighborhood House of N. Richmond
    820 23rd Street, Richmond
    Hours: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Sometimes our HIV testing schedule changes.
    Call (925) 313-6771 to confirm days and locations.
  • Planned Parenthood Shasta-Diablo
    Offers confidential testing for HIV and other STD.
    Call 1-800-230-7526 for an appointment at a clinic near you.
  • The Lighthouse Community Center
    1217 A Street, Hayward, CA 94541
    Phone:  510/881-8167
    Website:  www.lgbtlighthouse.com
    Email:  haywardlcc@yahoo.com
    HIV Testing, HIV Long Term Survivor Support Group & Self Help Group.
  • Pacific Center for Human Growth    
    2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705           
    Phone:  510/548-8283
    Website:  www.pacificcenter.org
    Email:  info@pacificcenter.org
    HIV Testing Referrals ( contact HIV Program Manager Aaron Testard - (510) 548-8283. X240); HIV Positive Therapy Group; and Positive Directions: HIV Individual & Group Counseling, and Support Groups.
  • Rainbow Community Center   
    3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
    Phone:  925/692-0090
    Website:  www.rainbowcc.org
    Email:  rcc@rainbowcc.org
    HIV Testing; Men’s HIV Support Group; Kind Hearts Program (food bank & brown bag distribution).

SAFE SEX INFORMATION

  • AIDSmeds
    www.aidsmeds.com 
    “HIV+ owned and operated”, offers complete and easy-to-read information on treating HIV and AIDS, including guided treatment lessons, drug information, recent news and community forums.
  • Advocates for Youth
    Website:  www.advocatesforyouth.org/glbtq.htm
    A Web site dedicated to people interested in advocating for LGBTQ youth.
  • The Body Website
    www.thebody.org
    Contains comprehensive information on all things related to health and HIV/AIDS. This Web site is a user-friendly comprehensive HIV treatment and prevention on-line resource.
  • Open Enterprises/Good Vibrations
    415.974.8990,
    800.289.8423;
    www.goodvibes.com
    A cooperative providing access to accurate sex information and to sex toys, books and videos to promote healthy attitudes about sex.
  • Planned Parenthood
    Website: www.plannedparenthood.org
    Planned Parenthood health centers offer high-quality sexual and reproductive health care, including family planning, gynecological care, STI/STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and abortion services.
  • Sex, Etc.
    www.sexetc.org
    A website by teens, for teens. They have a great section on GLBTQ issues!
  • Teenwire.com
    www.teenwire.com
    Teenwire.com is an award-winning sexual health Web site for teens. We are committed to giving you the facts about sex so that you can use this information to make your own responsible choices. We provide honest and nonjudgmental information about sexuality in language you can understand with the hope that you will use this knowledge to reduce your risk of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.


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