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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit cchealth.org for smoke tips and airnow.gov for air quality in your area

HIV/AIDS & STD Program


The HIV/AIDS & STD Program is dedicated to fostering the development, implementation, and coordination of programs to:

  • Reduce the transmission of HIV and STDs
  • Provide comprehensive services for people with HIV/AIDS
  • Enhance community awareness of HIV/AIDS to increase understanding and compassionate response

HIV/AIDS

We are committed to the development of accessible services which incorporate current knowledge of the AIDS epidemic, which are culturally and linguistically appropriate, and which meet the needs of those who are most vulnerable to negative health outcomes.

The HIV/AIDS Program offers care & support services for people with HIV/AIDS and education & prevention services for those at risk for HIV. We also offer HIV testing services via a mobile van at scheduled locations in the community.

A variety of care services are available for people with HIV or AIDS. In addition to nurse case management services for eligible individuals, we coordinate and offer referrals to a network of support services including: access to clinic-based medical social workers and HIV early intervention services; certification for enrollment in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP); referrals to community-based services, including: medical case management; mental health and substance abuse services; help with accessing housing services; and other practical support such as food and transportation assistance, and other emergency assistance. Anonymous partner notification services as well as enhanced risk reduction services for HIV positive individuals are also available.

The HIV/AIDS Program also coordinates a network of HIV prevention services geared to help HIV-negative individuals remain negative. These services include targeted prevention outreach services, one-to-one prevention case management services, support groups and workshops, access to HIV testing, PrEP navigation, and wellness checks through our Data to Care Line List program. Services are designed to support individuals in making healthy choices to reduce the risk for transmission of HIV.

Some services coordinated by the program are provided by community-based organizations.

STDs

The STD program offers screening, diagnosis, and treatment services for STDs including syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Field investigation in the STD program involves locating and interviewing cases and contacts to diagnosed cases of syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea to ensure appropriate treatment. Visit our STD page for more information.

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See also:

- Care & Support Services
- Education & Prevention Services
- HIV Testing
- Partner Counseling & Referral
- Syringe Exchange
- Physician/Clinical Resources
- Contractor Resources
- Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)