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HIV Services

HIV-positive individuals, couples and families are welcome at all Center programs and activities. In addition, The Center has services specifically designed for the HIV/AIDS community.

View HIV Resources in San Diego (Recursos de VIH en San Diego) here

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Behavioral Health Services & Counseling (English & Spanish)

Counseling services for men and women living with HIV are available FREE at The Center. Whether you just need some quick help with a specific life challenge or need a little more time to build up your coping skills, services are available to individuals, couples and families. Group counseling and support groups are also available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 619.692.2077 x208.

#BeTheGeneration

The primary goal of the #bethegeneration campaign is to reduce the number of new cases of HIV in San Diego to zero by 2024. Learn more at events.thecentersd.org/BTG.

Food Services

The first Tuesday of the month from 9:00 am-10:30 am, visit The Center’s parking lot for a “one-stop-shop.” Receive emergency fresh food, pre-screen for food stamps and sign up for a range of other services, including employment and medical as well as low-cost utility programs. For more information, call 619.692.2077 x116.

Health Education and Risk Reduction Services en Español

For general assistance, individual counseling, support groups and information in Spanish, please call 619.692.2077 x116.

HIV Consumer Empowerment

The Ryan White Treatment Extension Act provides for direct local consumer & HIV community involvement in the local HIV Planning Councils which provide guidance regarding both local service & budget priorities. For information about participation in the local planning process, call 619.293.4711.

HIV Testing

HIV tests are available at The Center (3909 Centre Street) Monday/Wednesday, 9 am-2 pm, Tuesday/Thursday, 9 am-3:15 pm and Friday, 9 am-1:45 pm. For more information, call 619.692.2077 x101. For information on HIV and STD testing locations throughout San Diego County, visit the website's HIV and STD Testing page.

Hillcrest Youth Center

HYC offers programming for HIV-positive youth and their friends ages 14-18 years old. You’ll find fun, support, education, sexual health information, digital zine, open mic nights and much more. For more information, call 619.497.2920.

Sunburst Housing Services

Sunburst offers housing services for homeless HIV-positive youth, 18-24 yrs old. Homeless? HIV-positive? Need some help finding housing or housing options? Call 619.255.7854 x102.

Information & Referral for San Diego HIV Resources

To talk to someone live and in-person, get information and find out more about where in San Diego to get HIV services and help, call 619.692.2077 x208.

Living with HIV Counseling Groups

The Center offers a number of Living with HIV groups facilitated by mental health professionals from The Center's Behavioral Health Services. These weekly groups invite discussion on a range of issues from dating, disclosure, dealing with stigma, medical treatments and access to HIV support services. Members learn how to cope with the psychological impact of living with HIV/AIDS over an extended time and ways to ensure a long, healthy life. The group setting also provides a place to just talk about life and build relationship skills. For more information, email onduty@thecentersd.org or call 619.692.2077 x208.

Meth Relapse Prevention Group

The Center offers a Meth Relapse Prevention group for people with HIV/AIDS who are also in recovery from methamphetamine. The group is facilitated by mental health professionals from the Center’s Behavioral Health Services.  This weekly group works from a harm reduction philosophy.   If you're interested in learning more about this group, please contact the information and referral specialist at 619.692.2077 x208.

Las Manzanitas

This is a Spanish-language, open group that provides information and support to those infected/affected by HIV. No need to be HIV + to participate. Friends and relatives of the LGBT community are welcome to attend the last Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 619.692.2077 x116.

Accion Positiva Group

This is a Spanish-language group for HIV-positive men offering support, information and help building powerful coping skills. For more information, call 619.692.2077 x116.

Positive Action Series (English & Spanish)

A fun and entertaining 10-week group for HIV-positive men, offering support and help building everyday life skills for living healthy and fully alive with HIV. For more information, call 619.692.2077 x116.

For information about affordable HIV medical care, please call one of our community primary care partners listed below for information and scheduling.

North County Health Services, 150 Valpredo Rd. San Marcos, CA 92069, 760.736.6782

Family Health Centers of San Diego, Ciaccio Memorial Clinic, 3544 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104,  619.515.2587

Our Place/Comprehensive Health Services, 286 Euclid Ave., Ste. 309 San Diego, CA 92114, 619.527.7390

San Ysidro Health Services/Casa South Bay, 4004 Beyer Blvd, San Ysidro, CA 92173, 619.662.4161

UCSD Owen Clinic, 4168 Front St. San Diego, CA 92103, 619.543.3995

[Services funded, in part, by AIDS Walk & Run San Diego, US Dept of HUD, HRSA - through the County of San Diego HHSA, and Dining Out For Life® San Diego]