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. Click for the 2021 monthly discussion groups for those living with HIV.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, HIV testing is available by appointment . If you would like to schedule a test, please call  619.800.4252 (9am-4pm) or 619.800.4216 (4-9pm). Please note that same-day appointments may not be available at this time. You must wear a face covering to receive a test.

If you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, you must wait until you feel better to come to test
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Food Services – The first Tuesday of the month from 9-10:30am, 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 x208.
  • Mobile Medical Unit – Mondays, 3-7pm,
    The Family Health Centers of San Diego Mobile Medical Unit will be located in The Center’s parking lot every Monday from 3-7 pm! Services include basic primary care, immunizations, PrEP (through Rx), STD screening & treatment, chest/breast cancer screening, family planning, pap smears, pregnancy testing, hormone therapy and sick & well visits. Contact The Center at 619.692.2077 x211 to make an appointment!

HIV & HCV Testing at The Center
Along with the OraQuick HIV Rapid Antibody test, The Center also offers the UCSD Early Test, Monday through Friday from 9am to 8pm (last appt. at 7pm), and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. The Early Test is a specialized viral load test that can detect acute (very early stage) HIV infection as soon as one week after potential exposure. Hepatitis C Rapid Antibody testing is also available every day. For more information, call 619.692.2077 x101.

Hillcrest Youth Center 
Please call 619.692.2077 x132 or email for more information.

South Bay Youth Center  
Please call 619.692.2077 x132 or email for more information.

Pruebas de VIH Gratis en Latin@ Services del Centro Communitario LGBT 
¡Nuevo! Estamos ofreciendo pruebas de VIH en el Nicole Murray-Ramirez Latin@ Services del Centro Communitario LGBT. Gratis y confidencial. Estamos disponibles para pruebas de VIH cada primer y tercer Jueves. 3-6:00pm. Aqui estamos para apoyarte y guiarte en la manera apropiada para ti. Para más información, ponte en contacto con Marla al o 619.692.2077 x231.

HIV Prevention

“I think it’s time we face the truth about the unjust world we live in,” she said. “The truth is we have every tool we need to prevent the spread of HIV…The real reason we haven’t beaten this epidemic boils down to one simple fact: We value some lives more than others. We value men more than women. Straight love more than gay love. White skin more than black skin. The rich more than the poor. Adults more than adolescents. I know this because AIDS does not discriminate on its own.” READ MORE…

Ready for PrEP? Or have questions about getting on PrEP? Contact our PrEP coordinator at

If you think you’ve been exposed, head to any emergency room or urgent care center and ask for PEP within 3 days! PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) can prevent HIV from making copies of itself and turning into infection if taken within 72 hours.

Treatment as prevention (TasP) refers to HIV prevention methods that use antiretroviral treatment (ART) to decrease the risk of HIV transmission.

“We can now say with confidence that if you are taking HIV medication as prescribed, and have had anundetectable viral load for over six months, you cannot pass on HIV with or without a condom. The risk is effectively zero.” Learn more.

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

Hillcrest Family Health Center, 4090 4th Ave., San Diego (Hillcrest), CA 92103,  619.515.2545

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]

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