HIV & Hepatitis C 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 testing for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C for any individuals ages 12 and above. Drop-in services, no appointment needed. Rapid HIV testing (results available in 20 minutes) or standard HIV and hepatitis C testing (results available in one week) are both offered. Testing can be anonymous and confidential. There is no fee; however, a $15 donation is requested.
Testing locations in Sonoma County include:
- DAAC, 2403 Professional Drive, Ste. 103, Santa Rosa, CA
- Mondays from 12:00-5:30pm and Fridays from 5:30-8:00pm, HIV and Hepatitis C testing
- Face to Face, 873 Second Street, Santa Rosa
- Tuesday - Friday from 9:00-4:30pm, HIV testing only
- Ask your primary care physician or health clinic about HIV and hepatitis C testing.
- Call 544-3295 x342 for other site locations
- 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, and
- Distribution of free condoms/lube, referrals and linkages to care.
Health Services also supports the Sonoma County Hepatitis AIDS Risk Reduction Program (SHARP) Syringe Exchange. Offered once weekly on Fridays and on a drop-in basis. For more information or to obtain specifics about the site, call 544-3295 x342 or 548-0140. Includes education, risk reduction counseling, overdose prevention, free HIV and hepatitis C 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 hepatitis among injection drug users.
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