HIV SUPPORT

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the county is offering free, contactless STI testing in the privacy of your own home!  You can test for HIV (oral swab) and gonorrhea and chlamydia in your throat, anus, and urethra.

 

The whole process takes less than an hour! To make an appointment call (925) 313-6117 or email: prepme@cchealth.org

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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.

Resources

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

PrEP

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or prEP is a medication that an HIV negative person can take to prevent  HIV infection. The medication is called Truvada (Tenofovir and Emtricitabine) and if taken once a  day, it can reduce the risk of HIV infection from sex by more than 90% and from injection drug use by more than 70%. Most health insurance companies cover Truvada including Medi-Cal and Medicare. Patients may need to pay a copay for the medication and may be eligible for co-pay assistance.

 

Sexual Health Clinic Schedule

Every Tuesday in Concord at the Concord Health Center

3052 Willow Pass Road Suite C, 2nd Floor

 

Every Wednesday in Pittsburg 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 pm to 7:45 pm.

 

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