HIV & HCV Health Services - HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Health Services is staffed by experienced and knowledgeable counselors and outreach workers.
- Counseling and rapid HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing (results available in 20 minutes) for any individuals ages 12 and above. Testing is FREE and is anonymous or confidential.
Testing locations in Sonoma County include:
- DAAC, 2403 Professional Drive, Ste. 103, Santa Rosa, CA
- Mondays and Fridays from 11:00am-1:30pm
HIV and Hepatitis C testing
- Download our flyer here: Testing Hours.pdf
- Call 544-3295 x342 for more information
- Risk reduction counseling for individuals and couples,
- Education regarding HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted diseases covering issues of risk negotiation, communication in relationships, sexuality, women and men's sexual health.
- Distribution of free condoms/lube, referrals and linkages to care.
- Overdose prevention and training. NALOXONE Distribution Center.
Health Services also supports the Sonoma County Hepatitis AIDS Risk Reduction Program (SHARP) Syringe Exchange. Offered twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays from 11:00am to 2:00pm; For more information or to obtain specifics about the site, call 544-3295 x342. Includes education, risk reduction counseling, overdose prevention, free HIV and HCV counseling/testing and referrals for support services and treatment. Based on Harm Reduction philosophy of reducing harm to oneself or others, syringe exchange is the most effective prevention strategy to reduce HIV/AIDS and viral HCV among people who use drugs.
HOPE HEALTH HEALING
It is BIOGENETIC
It is a PRIMARY Illness
- You don't choose to acquire it.
- A family history of drug/alcohol problems puts you at greater risk.
It is a CHRONIC Illness
- If you have chemical dependency, it's not a symptom of some other problem.
- If you have chemical dependency and other problems, your chemical dependency will interfere with treatment for other problems unless the chemical dependency is also treated.
It is a PROGRESSIVE Illness
- It won't go away because you ignore it, don't like it or don't want to believe you have it.
- It's not "just a phase".
If left Untreated, Addiction can be FATAL
- Without treatment it will eventually get worse.
- It usually gets worse more quickly for women and young people.
- Drinking and driving
- Overdose/alcohol poisoning
- Organ Failure