ending HIV in Sonoma County

Face to Face: What We Do

Our mission is ending HIV in Sonoma County while supporting the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Since our beginning in 1983, Face to Face has addressed the ever-changing challenges presented by the HIV epidemic in Sonoma County.

To this end, we offer HIV prevention education and services to Sonoma County and we empower clients living with HIV with supportive services including housing assistance, benefits counseling, information, referrals, and transportation. We strengthen our community through outreach, education and HIV policy advocacy on a local and national level.


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, rapid HIV testing offered at the Face to Face office.


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

Syringe Services

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

Housing Services

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

Prevention & Education

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

Resources & Links

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

HIV Transmission: The Facts

People with HIV who are virally suppressed (undetectable) are 96% less likely to pass HIV to anyone else.

In a recent study of 150,000 couples where one person is HIV+ and virally suppressed, and the other person is HIV-, there were ZERO new infections.

25 percent of HIV+ people in the US are virally suppressed.

In Sonoma County, it is MORE THAN 80 PERCENT

HIV Negative? Great! Stay that way.

Get tested regularly. Face to Face offers free, anonymous, rapid oral testing with results in 20 minutes.

Keep up the condom use.

Check out PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis). When taken daily, PrEP is over 90 percent effective in preventing HIV infection.

The Challenge

13 percent of people living with HIV do not know they have it, and are responsible for most new infections.

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
    Ask how you can help

The Longest-running Art Auction Dedicated to Ending HIV

Art for Life

September 21, 2019

What began in 1988 in response to the AIDS epidemic in Sonoma County has grown to a much-anticipated annual art event to benefit care services for the more than 500 men, women, and children living in Sonoma County with HIV and AIDS. We encourage everyone to experience this exemplary exhibit of local art, food, and wine. 

Free Acupuncture

We are delighted to have Lorelle Saxena from The Saxena Clinic join us to discuss the healing benefits of acupuncture. Lorelle will provide an overview of the newly created monthly group sessions she will be hosting at Face to Face. Monthly session will be held every...

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Undetectable = Untransmittable  That's right! People living with HIV who are adherent to their meds and get to and keep an undetectable viral load have no risk of transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative sexual partners.  The U=U message is an unprecedented...

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Questions about PrEP?

PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) The Basics What is PrEP? Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a way to prevent HIV. With PrEP, people who are HIV-negative take a medication (Truvada) once a day to reduce the risk of getting infected if they’re exposed to HIV. PrEP is an...

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Face to Face

873 Second Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Service hours
9 AM - 4:30 PM


Ongoing Calendar

Rapid HIV Testing
Tuesday to Friday
9:00 A.M. to 4:30 PM

Volunteer Orientation
First Wednesday of Each Month
3:00-4:00 PM

HIV 101
First Thursday of Each Month
4:00-5:00 PM

Contact Face to Face

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