HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

HIV & STD Prevention

HIV Prevention

The HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch (HSHB) is funded by the California Department of Public Health to provide a range of HIV prevention services. HSHB works with community-based organizations to provide services to prevent the spread of HIV infections. 

These County-funded HIV prevention providers can help you to:

  • Get tested for HIV
  • Get PrEP and PEP (medications that prevent HIV)
  • Get ART (medication to treat HIV)
  • Tell partners of your status or their possible risk for HIV
  • Find free condoms
  • Find support services for people who inject drugs
  • Train staff

These services support the Count of San Diego's initiative of Getting to Zero new HIV infections.

HIV Prevention Contractor Resources

HIV Planning Group

The HIV Planning Group (HPG) is an advisory board to the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors. This planning body provides input on priorities and strategies for local HIV services. The mission of the HIV Planning Group is to plan for the delivery of HIV services throughtout the continuum of care to reduce the impact of HIV.

San Diego HIV Health Services Planning Council

STD Prevention

The HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch collaborates with community-based organizations, schools and clinical service providers to increase awareness of STDs and assist them in incorporating STD prevention into their work. Services include trainings, technical assistance, providing resources, and determining local needs to build knowledge and skills around STD prevention and testing.

To request an STD training or technical assistance, call (619) 293-4744.

Chlamydia Screening Project (ClaSP)

The Chlamydia Screening Program (ClaSP) enables the County of San Diego to provide chlamydia and gonorrhea screening and treatment for females entering local juvenile detention facilities.

For more information, phone 619-293-4700 or send us an email.

Last updated January 16, 2020.