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

SUPPORT GROUPS

Resources

Get connected to the Contra Costa County PrEP Navigator-
Contact Christian: 925-692-0090 ext. 339 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.