Creating a region where LGBTQ+ people thrive means supporting your health and wellness. Knowing your status and understanding prevention strategies that work are the keys to protecting yourself, your partner, and your community.
HIV/STI Testing: We offer free and confidential HIVV/HCV counseling and testing on-site and throughout the region with our Mobile Testing Unity. If you test positive, we will assist in linking you to a care with LGBTQ+ affirming medical providers regardless of insurance or income status.
PrEP Navigation: Community members whose results are negative are provided information on prevention strategies including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a highly effective once daily pill that prevents HIV. A PrEP Navigator can connect you to an affirming physician and help gain access to the medication regardless of insurance or income status.
Partner Services: Staff are certified to provide partner services for people living with HIV/AIDS to assist in the disclosure of their status to their partner(s). We also encourage partner(s) to be tested and learn how to stay health with their partner(s).
Free Barriers: You can pick up free insertive and receptive condoms, lube, and dental dams at the center, the Q-Spot, and at outreach events in the community or you can order barriers for discrete mail delivery via the Prophylaxis Parcel Project (P3) on our website.
Sexual Health Education: We provide LGBTQ+ inclusive sexual health education in our youth and adult programs and in partnership with other service providers in the community.
Living with HIV Support: Community resource advocates who care will listen intently and strive to help you find whatever affirming resources you need, whether you are looking for mental and physical health professionals, housing, social services, legal aid, or other support programs. We also offer support activities for people living with HIV.
Provider education & Advocacy: Center staff provide education for healthcare providers on how to have culturally affirming conversations about gender specific needs and sexual practices with the LGBTQ+ community members in order to improve patient care and we can share strategies with patients on how to advocate for themselves in healthcare settings.
This program is funded in part by the CARES Foundation, Gilead Sciences, the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services through voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), and private community donors.
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