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HIV Prevention Program

The HIV Prevention Program offers Rapid HIV Testing services and Prevention with Positives intervention services which place emphasis on identifying individuals unaware of their HIV –positive status and on HIV care and treatment as an effective prevention strategy. These services support the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s three broad goals of reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to care to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related health disparities.

Partner elicitation services, linkage to care, retention and reengagement in care, risk-reduction health education, and rapid hepatitis C testing are additional prevention services provided by the program.

For more information, please call 1 (800) 255-6560.

Testing and Counseling

Rapid HIV Testing services are provided at both a Public Health Department clinic and the mobile testing unit (MTU). Testing sites are scheduled at set locations and times each month throughout San Bernardino County. All testing services are free and confidential. The rapid test involves a simple oral swab which produces results in 20 minutes, and results are disclosed verbally only. Additionally, risk assessment and counseling are provided during testing including partner services, and linkage to treatment and care for newly identified HIV-positive individuals.

To find a rapid HIV testing location near you, please click here or call 1 (800) 255-6560 for additional locations.

To find an HIV Testing location near you, please click here.

Prevention with Positives

Prevention with Positives is an intervention service provided to HIV-positive individuals receiving medical care and treatment in the Public Health Department’s HIV Specialty Clinics.

Health education and risk assessment services are provided to the patients including HIV education, risk-reduction counseling, treatment adherence support, partner elicitation services, and referrals to other available resources. In addition, collaborated outreach efforts are performed to retain and/or reengage patients in HIV medical care.

Please call 1 (800) 255-6560 to speak with a Health Educator on treatment and risk-reduction resources.

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National Awareness Days

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 10

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20

National Youth HIV & AIDS
Awareness Day
April 10

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
May 19

National HIV Testing Day
June 27

National Gay Men's
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
September 27

National Latino AIDS
Awareness Day
October 15

World AIDS Day
December 1

 

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