FACE to FACE

ending HIV in Sonoma County

OUR MISSION

To expand our work “ending HIV in Sonoma County while supporting the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS.”

Services

We offer comprehensive support services to people living with HIV disease in Sonoma County. All our services are provided free of charge and are completely confidential.

HIV Testing

Free, Confidential and Anonymous.

 

PrEP

At Face to Face, we see the expanded use of PrEP as the highest priority in preventing new infections.

Prevention & Education

Our prevention and education program aims to reach those who are at highest risk of HIV infection.

Syringe Services

SSPs are prevention programs based on harm reduction principles that provide a range of services.

Syringe Kiosk

Syringe Kiosks

Locate syringe kiosks throughout Sonoma County to help keep our communities syringe litter free.

Housing Services

Our evidence-based housing services help our most vulnerable clients secure safe, stable housing.

Resources & Links

Our list of local resources and links will help you find HIV-related information and support services.

Our doors are open for the following services

HIV Testing
Prep Initiation & Prescribing
Harm Reduction
including Syringe Exchange, Naloxone, Smoking Supplies
Care Services
Call to speak with a Care Services Representative - 707-544-1581

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
873 Second Street, Santa Rosa 95404

PROGRAM CALENDAR

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SONOMA COUNTY IS

ON THE MOVE

TO END HIV

On the Move van

OUR VISION IS A REALITY!

With the generous support of many donors, we were able to purchase and outfit an EV mobile van from which we can now deliver Prevention and Care Services to under-served populations in our region. From this environmentally-friendly van we can perform rapid HIV testing; educate, initiate, and prescribe PrEP; offer harm reduction services; and care for people who cannot access our Face to Face office.

Our Strategic Plan 2023 and Beyond

This new version of our Strategic Plan is more a refresh than a redo, providing us with an opportunity to take stock of our strengths while also taking a step back to identify where our key priorities lie.

The previous iteration of our Strategic Plan helped us weather the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to meet and even exceed some of our goals, while others felt out of sync in our new “post pandemic” reality.

Four priority themes emerged which run throughout the activities outlined here and serve as our foci for this plan. As much of our work became transactional out of necessity and safety concerns during COVID-19, a key focus for us again are relationships and the people with whom we work.

Strategic Plan PDF

Click on the image above to view the Strategic Plan

FACTS ABOUT HIV

In the United States

  • over 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the US
  • 15% of those people do not know they are HIV-positive
  • 38,500 people become newly infected with HIV
  • 38% of these infections result from individuals who did not know they had HIV

Getting treated prevents the spread of HIV. When an individual with HIV is consistently engaged with antiretroviral therapy and routine medical care and the level of HIV in their body is undetectable, there is very little risk in transmitting the virus sexually.

Only 51% of people living with HIV in the US are virally suppressed. Engaging in medical care and staying in medical care is crucial for remaining undetectable and untransmittable.

Who is most impacted by HIV?

HIV continues to have a disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minorities and gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

According to the CDC, if current HIV diagnoses rates persist

  • 1 in 2 black MSM
  • 1 in 4 Latino MSM
  • 1 in 11 white MSM will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime.
  • Teens and young adults (under 35) accounted for 56% of new HIV diagnoses in 2017 (those ages 13-24 accounted for 21% and those ages 25-34 accounted for 35%).
  • The prescription opioid and heroin epidemic has led to increased numbers of people who inject drugs, placing new populations at increased risk for HIV.

This is why prevention education and outreach are so important – so people who know they may be at risk can access PrEP and other prevention services to stay that way.

HIV Negative? Great! Stay that way.

Our Goals

  • Finding those who do not know they have HIV.
  • Get them into lifesaving care, and virally supressed.
  • Educate everyone about the risks of getting HIV.
  • Promote regular testing and risk reduction.
  • Talk about HIV. Reduce fear and stigma.

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Face to Face

873 Second Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-544-1581

Service hours
Tuesday-Friday
9 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Ongoing Calendar

Rapid HIV Testing
Tuesday to Friday
9:00 A.M. to 4:00 PM

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