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. For more information on STIs, visit: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/stds-hiv-safer-sex
TellYourPartner.org is a 21st century tool to fight STD and HIV infections. This new web platform makes it easy to tell your partner they might have an STD. You might feel awkward, scared, and worried about your partner’s reaction. Tellyourpartner.com sends your sexual partner(s) an anonymous text or email notifying them that they might be at risk of an STD and encourages them to get tested. No cost. Completely confidential, Help stop the spread of HIV and STDs.
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. For more information on PrEP, visit: https://saccenter.org/prep-resources/
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). For more information on your HIV status, visit: https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/hiv-testing/just-diagnosed-whats-next/talking-about-your-hiv-status
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) here.
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.
Sex Education digital tools
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.
Information on living with HIV
Sunburst Projects is the only local AIDS organization solely committed to addressing the social, emotional, and psychological needs and care of HIV/AIDS impacted children and their families.
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.
Connect with José Vega, Director of Health Services
E-mail José | ☏ (916) 442-0185 ext. 122
Connect with Metztli Castro, Sexual Health Coordinator
E-mail Matias| ☏ (916) 442-0185 ext. 109
Connect with Aaron Armer, Sexual Health Testing Counselor and Case Manager
E-mail Aaron| ☏ (916) 442-0185 ext. 201