HIV Support and Adult Programming

Support Groups

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Monday HIV Support Group

Creating a safe space for people living with HIV, where they get to discuss topics related to health &  personal experiences.

 

Amigos

Social group for Spanish-speaking people that enjoy meeting new folx & conversing about life, relationships & safer sex practices in their own language.

 

Mocha

HIV support group created for people of color that have various struggles when fighting different layers of stigma.

 

Social GuyZing

Social group that meets once a month to bring together GBTQI+ Identified folx by creating panels, presentations, parties, presentations and special events.

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Get connected to the Contra Costa County PrEP Navigator- Contact Jorge: 925-692-0090 ext. 701 or jorge@rainbowcc.org

PrEP

What is PrEP? 

  • PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a medicine people take to prevent getting HIV from sex or injection drug use. 

  • When taken daily, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV. 

  • PrEP is safe but some people experience side effects like diarrhea, nausea, headache, fatigue, and stomach pain. These side effects usually go away over time. 

  • There are two medications approved for use as PrEP: Truvada and Descovy. Your doctor will help you decide which one is best for you. 

  • Most insurance plans (public and private) cover the cost of PrEP.  

  • If you do not have insurance, there are programs that provide PrEP for free 

  • PrEP works for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, youth, and people who inject drugs.   
     

Click Here for more information about PrEP from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Resources

 

Sexual Health Clinic Schedule

 

Every Tuesday at the Concord Health Center: 

3052 Willow Pass Road Suite C, 2nd Floor

Every Wednesday in at the Pittsburg Health Center:

2311 Loveridge Road Clinic E, 1st Floor

Every Thursday in San Pablo at the West County Health Center: 13601 San Pablo Ave. Clinic 1, 1st Floor

 

Appointments are available from 5:30-8:30pm.

 

For assistance making appointments, call: 1-800-479-9664 (M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Services include screening and treatment for STIs, STI prevention services, including HIV PrEP, reproductive and women’s health. Medi-Cal, Contra Costa Health Plan, and Family PACT are accepted. Call Patient Financial Counseling to ask about your insurance eligibility: 1-800-771-4270

 

Other Resources:

PleasePrEPMe.org (regional PrEP locator) - https://www.pleaseprepme.org/

Nationwide PrEP Locator - https://preplocator.org/

 

NIH Resources for PrEP Navigation - https://aids.nlm.nih.gov/topic/2153/prep-navigation-resources/2251/resources-for-prep-navigators

 

Please PrEP Me’s PrEP Navigation Manual - https://www.pleaseprepme.org/prepnavigatormanual

 

PrEP Assistance Program/PrEP-AP - https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DOA/Pages/OA_adap_benefits_prepAP.aspx

 

Black Women & PrEP - https://blackaids.org/news-and-events/black-women-prep/

 

HIVE PrEP for Trans Women - https://hiveonline.org/for-you/transgender/

 

HIV PrEP for Trans Men - https://hiveonline.org/for-you/transmen/

 

HIVE Health Disparities - https://hiveonline.org/health-equity/

 

HIVE Women with Trauma - https://hiveonline.org/beyond-compassion/

 

PPM Provider Resources - https://pleaseprepme.org/provider-resources

 

Clinical Consultation Network PrEP Guidelines & Resources - https://nccc.ucsf.edu/clinical-resources/prep-guidelines-and-resources/

 

CDC PrEP Clinical Guidelines - https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/risk/prep/cdc-hiv-prep-guidelines-2017.pdf