FACE to FACE

ending HIV in Sonoma County

Face to Face: What We Do

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

March 17, 2020 Update:
As of March 18, 2020, we are supplying syringe exchange and overdose prevention services by delivery. Please call 707-919-2013 if you’d like to access these services. 

Thank you for your flexibility during these uncertain times. 

March 16, 2020 Update:
As of March 17, 2020, in accordance with county recommendations to limit the spread of COVID-19, our offices will be closed and all services on hold until April 7, 2020. 

A partir del 17 de marzo, de acuerdo con las recomendaciones del condado para limitar la propagacion de COVID-19, nuestras oficinas estaran cerradoes y todos los servicios en espera hasta el 7 de abril de 2020. 

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Here at Face to Face nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our clients and community at large. Our goal is to continue providing services and we will take every precaution to ensure everyone’s safety in the process.

To our clients that visit our offices, we continue to take precautions to keep our space sanitary. We have implemented a robust cleaning schedule to wipe down all surfaces throughout the day. We are also taking extra precautions and ask anyone who is feeling any symptoms to remain in the parking lot and let us come to you.

We will provide updates on our website and will let you know if the situation changes. If you have any questions about our plans to stay safe, please call us at 707-544-1581.

March 13, 2020 Update:
Currently 80% of people who contract the virus experience mild symptoms, 13% experience sever symptoms, and 5% experience critical symptoms. While the 80% is encouraging, those 80% can infect people who are more susceptible to severe or critical experiences.

For people living with HIV, there is no data because it’s too early to tell exactly what the impact of COVID-19 will be. However it is likely that someone with a low CD4 count is going to be more susceptible, which we already knew. When a person is virally suppressed, HIV is considered a chronic disease. We also know that more than 50% of people living with HIV in the US are over the age of 50, so many PLHIV are potentially more vulnerable. And, for those who are also experiencing homelessness, we know that risk is futher compounded. 

We will continue to do what we’re doing and share information when we get updates.

Resources:
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCoV2019.aspx
https://special.croi.capitalreach.com/
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/index.html
https://covid-19.uwmedicine.org/Pages/default.aspx

All of us here at Face to Face wish you continued health!  

 

 

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

March 17, 2020 Update:
As of March 18, 2020, we are supplying syringe exchange and overdose prevention services by delivery. Please call 707-919-2013 if you’d like to access these services. 

Thank you for your flexibility during these uncertain times. 

March 16, 2020 Update:
As of March 17, 2020, in accordance with county recommendations to limit the spread of COVID-19, our offices will be closed and all services on hold until April 7, 2020. 

A partir del 17 de marzo, de acuerdo con las recomendaciones del condado para limitar la propagacion de COVID-19, nuestras oficinas estaran cerradoes y todos los servicios en espera hasta el 7 de abril de 2020. 

__________________________________________________________

Here at Face to Face nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our clients and community at large. Our goal is to continue providing services and we will take every precaution to ensure everyone’s safety in the process.

To our clients that visit our offices, we continue to take precautions to keep our space sanitary. We have implemented a robust cleaning schedule to wipe down all surfaces throughout the day. We are also taking extra precautions and ask anyone who is feeling any symptoms to remain in the parking lot and let us come to you.

We will provide updates on our website and will let you know if the situation changes. If you have any questions about our plans to stay safe, please call us at 707-544-1581.

March 13, 2020 Update:
Currently 80% of people who contract the virus experience mild symptoms, 13% experience sever symptoms, and 5% experience critical symptoms. While the 80% is encouraging, those 80% can infect people who are more susceptible to severe or critical experiences.

For people living with HIV, there is no data because it’s too early to tell exactly what the impact of COVID-19 will be. However it is likely that someone with a low CD4 count is going to be more susceptible, which we already knew. When a person is virally suppressed, HIV is considered a chronic disease. We also know that more than 50% of people living with HIV in the US are over the age of 50, so many PLHIV are potentially more vulnerable. And, for those who are also experiencing homelessness, we know that risk is futher compounded. 

We will continue to do what we’re doing and share information when we get updates.

Resources:
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCoV2019.aspx
https://special.croi.capitalreach.com/
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/index.html
https://covid-19.uwmedicine.org/Pages/default.aspx

All of us here at Face to Face wish you continued health!  

 

 

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

PrEP

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.

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 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.

Face to Face Is Hiring!

We are currently seeking a Bilingual Case Manager, an HIV Prevention Specialist, and an Office Administrator to join the Face to Face team to help us end HIV in Sonoma County.

Our amazing team have been busy getting ready for the new year and new decade!

3 MONKEYS THRIFT

Come on in and see what New Year’s treasures await, knowing that your purchases help support our organization!

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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 4:30 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

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