SEXUAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS | #BETHEGENERATION
WHAT IS #BETHEGENERATION?
#BeTheGeneration (#BTG) is The Center’s comprehensive Sexual Health & Wellness Program that ensures individuals are empowered to take charge of their sexual health and well-being. Comprised of five tenets, this program will Empower by utilizing a robust combination of education, engagement, and services; Fight to reduce stigma and barriers and improve access to screening; Test so individuals know their status; Protect by providing information to make informed choices on how to remain HIV negative and STI free; and Treat by providing resources and care should they be diagnosed with HIV and other STIs.During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of The Center’s services are virtual. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for specific information during this time, or see calendar below.
In 2014, The Center launched the groundbreaking #BeTheGeneration campaign as an aggressive and strategic effort to end new HIV transmissions in San Diego, prompted by medical evidence and offering a much-needed new opportunity to stop HIV as an epidemic. Based on findings from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, reports showed that use of PrEP and PEP medications could decrease a person’s HIV risk by up to 99 percent.
Today, #BeTheGeneration has morphed into an entire program that focuses on Sexual Health and Wellness for the LGBTQ community and beyond. As always, individuals, couples, and families living with HIV are welcome at all Center programs and activities. The Center also has services specifically designed for community members living with HIV/AIDS outlined below.
The Center has built strong collaborative partnerships with top community health providers Family Health Centers of San Diego, Vista Community Clinics, San Ysidro Health Centers, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and U.C. San Diego that allows our clients a seamless link to immediate sexual health treatment and prevention support as well as long-term medical care and supplemental services that help sustain and enhance quality of life.
The Center's Services
For more information on about HIV Services or to schedule a test, please call 619.800.4252 (9am-4pm) or 619.800.4216 (4-9pm).
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