San Diego HIV and AIDS Resources

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San Diego County HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care Service Providers

AIDS Walk San Diego
AIDS Walk San Diego is San Diego’s largest one-day HIV/AIDS fundraiser and the biggest non-governmental financial provider for HIV/AIDS in San Diego County.

Auntie Helen’s
Free laundry service for men, women and children with AIDS.

Being Alive San Diego
A non-profit HIV/AIDS service provider, offering a variety of services.
Consumer Guidebook in English

Center for Social Support and Education
CSSE is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services for clients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Christie’s Place
Support center for families living with HIV/AIDS.

Family Health Centers of San Diego
Provides a variety of HIV/AIDS related services.

Fraternity House
Provides AIDS housing, care and supportive service program.

HIV, STD & Hepatitis Branch (HSHB) of Public Health Services
Mission is to ensure the creation and delivery of quality HIV services for our diverse HIV infected, affected and at risk communities, encompassing; prevention, medical care, social and supportive services in San Diego County.

HIV/AIDS Helpline (211)
Resource database of programs serving San Diego County.

Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service of San Diego provides individual and group services to support HIV+ men and women who are struggling with managing their health and recovery.

Mama’s Kitchen
As a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization, Mama’s Kitchen prepares and delivers food to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS.

Neighborhood Health Care
A non-profit organization that provides HIV services.

North County Health Services
It is NCHS mission to “improve the health status of our diverse communities by providing quality healthcare that is comprehensive, affordable, and culturally sensitive.”

Positive Action
A collaboration of The Center, APICAP and CSSE, Positive Action is a prevention with positives program.

Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Resources:
Preexposure Prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV infection in the United States – 2014 A Clinical Practice Guideline:

Preexposure Prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV infection in the United States – 2014 Clinical Providers’ Supplement: San Francisco AIDS Foundation:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – PrEP 101:

CDC’s Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Fact Sheet:

San Diego American Indian Health Center
Provides HIV, STD, and AIDS information education, and services to anyone in need.

The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center
The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs, and services.

San Diego Young Positives
San Diego Young Positives is an organization for HIV-positive young men from age 18 to 30ish.

San Ysidro Health Center
CASA is a one-stop service center dedicated to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Special Delivery San Diego
Provides home-delivered nutritious meals for people living with AIDS.

Stepping Stone of San Diego
Offers long-term residential and non-residential alcohol and drug recovery services along with AIDS and addiction education and other outreach services.

Strength for the Journey
A week long retreat for adults living with HIV/AIDS, offers a community that has the possibility of making dramatic changes in the lives of participants.

Townspeople, Inc.
Service agency whose mission is to provide access for low-income people, especially those living with HIV/AIDS, to affordable housing and other vital human services.

UCSD AntiViral Research Center
A university-based nonprofit clinical trials unit established in 1986.

UCSD Mother, Child & Adolescent HIV Program

Provides comprehensive HIV care to women, children adolescents and families. A multidisciplinary team provides medical care, health education, case management, counseling, client advocacy, support groups, clinical research studies, and community education.

Vista Community Clinic
A private nonprofit health care center that provides HIV services.


Black AIDS Institute
The Black AIDS Institute is the first Black HIV/AIDS policy center dedicated to reducing HIV/AIDS health disparities by mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront the epidemic in their communities.

Incest Survivors Annonymous

Meetings at: Theosophical Society, Sundays 4-5:30pm, 3772 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 858-541-0558 and County Health & Humans Services, Thursdays 7:00-8:15pm  3851 Rosecrans Street San diego, CA 92110, San Diego Room

National Association of People with AIDS
A non-profit membership organization that advocates on behalf of all people living with HIV and AIDS in order to end the pandemic and the human suffering caused by HIV/AIDS

UNAIDS: The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS
The main advocate for global action on HIV/AIDS. Searchable site includes current events and press releases.

General HIV/AIDS Information

The AIDS Education Global Information Service. Download clinical information or late-breaking news.

Information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.

Asian AIDS Resources
A host of resources on the impact of AIDS in Asian communities.

The Body
Educational site covers the aspects of AIDS and HIV in interactive, multimedia format.

California Planning Group (CPG)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention HIV/AIDS

Gay Men’s Health Crisis
A not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS.

Information from the Food and Drug Administration, including links for drugs, and therapies

HIV Insite
Comprehensive, up-to date information on prevention, treatments and policy.

Johns Hopkins AIDS Service
This site is provided as a resource for physicians and other health care professionals in providing care and treatment to patients with HIV/AIDS.

MedLine Plus
HIV/AIDS information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Website
Commemorating the victims of AIDS

National Quality Center
A resource for quality improvement information

National Minority AIDS Council
Established in 1987, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is the premiere national organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
This site has information about HIV/AIDS and its’ impact on the Native American community.

Project Inform
Project Inform is a national, non-profit, community-based organization working to end the AIDS epidemic.

State of California Office of AIDS
California Department of Health Services AIDS web site.

Test Positive Aware Network
This site has an online library, HIV drug guide, hot-line, HIV services directory, links to HIV sites, and related topics

UNAIDS: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
The main advocate for global action on HIV/AIDS.

HIV Testing

HIV Testing Sites and STD Clinics: English and Spanish

The County of San Diego has a mobile HIV testing unit available for community events, including weekends:

  1. Reservations should be made one month in advance of the event
  2. Confidential Rapid OraQuick HIV 1/2 antibody test with 20 minute results
  3. For any questions, to make a reservation, or to receive a copy of the mobile HIV counseling and testing  calendar each month, contact Joya Asika at (619) 692-8512 or
Intervention Resources

Don’t Think, Know
The Don’t Think, Know Home Test Kit is a way for women 25 years and younger to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea in the privacy and comfort of their home.

Gay Men’s Sexual Health Owner’s Manual: English and Spanish
The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Owner’s Manual is designed to provide gay men with important information on being sexually healthy.

Know and Disclose
Know and Disclose Your HIV Status offers free and confidential partner services by the County of San Diego to assist HIV-positive people to disclose potential exposure to HIV to their sexual or needle-sharing partner(s).

My Online Sexual Health Assessment
For HIV negative and HIV positive gay men to anonymously self assess their sexual health risk and get health information and referrals.

We All Test
We All Test offers text or email reminders for STD testing every 3-6 months in accordance with CDC screening recommendations for gay men and other men with male sex partners.


Dedicated to providing people living with HIV the necessary information they need to make empowered treatment decisions.

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
A large site dedicated to AIDS/HIV including medications information.

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project
Provides the latest information on HIV drug development, research and treatment.


The Body: A Multimedia AIDS and HIV Information Resources
Educational site covers the aspects of AIDS and HIV in interactive, multimedia format.

CDC – Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
A large collection of information: basic statistics, conferences, publications, media/campaigns, and more.


JWatch’s AIDS Clinical Care
JWatch regularly combs 180 medical journals for important findings that impact AIDS research and care.

NIH Office of AIDS Research
Information about NIH projects, including those related to developing new therapies.

HIV Insite /
Information on news, prevention, treatments, social issues, medical topics, and others.

AIDS Research Information Center

Links to an AIDS library with images and tables, publications, a free HIV hot-line viral load information and other features.

American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR)
The mission of amfAR is to prevent HIV infection and the disease and death associated with it and to protect the human rights of all people threatened by the epidemic of HIV/AIDS.


The Body: Women and AIDS
Links to a variety of resources and articles dealing with women and AIDS.


Young People’s Section
A collection of AIDS/HIV education materials for teens.

Adolescent AIDS Program
The AAP serves as a local and national resource for those living with HIV/AIDS.